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English Literature A Level at Driffield School

Course description

English  literature  enables  you  to  develop  a  deep appreciation of literature.  This specification encourages students to become independent and informed readers. Students  will  examine  aspects  of  tragedy  in  drama, prose and poetry.  They will study the importance of narrative and different critical approaches to a text.  In the full A level they will consider political and protest writing and how texts can reflect cultural meanings.

Entry requirements

The school requires 5 A* - C in any subjects at GCSE. Students on this course should have a curiosity about literature and a willingness to partake and involve themselves enthusiastically in their studies.


A Level Unit 1: a written paper 2 hours 30 minutes aspects of tragedy in drama, prose and poetry
A level Unit 2: a written paper 3 hours long elements of political and social protest writing.
A level Unit 3: non-exam assessment two written tasks on a range of literary texts. These might be a traditional essay or a creative reimagining of a text

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Driffield School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017

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