English Literature at Marlwood School
The aim of this course is to encourage an enjoyment and appreciation of English Literature. You will study a wide range of poetry, plays, novels and short stories.
AS (Year 1)
Poetry and Prose 1800 - 1945
Poetry 1800-1945 - critical analysis of poetry (e.g. the poetry of Robert Browning)
Prose 1800-1945 - analytical essay on a set prose text focusing on narrative methods and effects and linking to other readers’ interpretations (e.g. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte )
Literature post-1900 - close critical analysis of a section of a chosen post-1900 text
re-creative writing based on a post-1900 chosen text with candidate commentary
an essay exploring connections between texts informed by other readers’ interpretations.
A2 (Year 2) Drama and Poetry pre-1800
Section A: Shakespeare
Section B: Drama and Poetry pre-1800
Texts in Time
An opportunity to explore 3 texts and produce an extended essay response in preparation for study at degree level.
Prospective A level English students should normally be aiming for GCSE grades A*, A or B in English and English Literature. An organised and committed approach is required, since independent study and regular written assignments are essential aspects of this course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Marlwood School directly.