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English at Kingsley Academy

Course description

A-Level English Literature is a demanding but extremely interesting course and follows on from the study of texts begun in GCSE English and English Literature. The course will encourage you to think at a new level and will assess the following skills: * Articulate creative, informed and relevant responses to literary texts, using appropriate terminology and concepts, and coherent, accurate written expression * Demonstrate detailed critical understanding in analysing the ways in which structure, form and language shape meanings in literary texts * Explore connections and comparisons between different literary texts, informed by interpretations of other readers * Demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which literary texts are written and received Course Details/AS Outline: Unit 1 - Aspects of Narrative This will introduce the candidates to the central position of narrative in the ways in which literary texts work, involving many different aspects of literary representation. Four texts for study: 2 novels - post 1990 - Texts include: The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon 2 poetry 1800-1945 - Texts include: The Poetry of Thomas Hardy, John Keats and Christina Rossetti Assessment : Written examination - 2 hours Open book Weighting: 60% of total AS /30% of total A-Level marks Unit 2 - Dramatic Genres This will introduce candidates to aspects of genre: this year the focus is 'Tragedy' * At least two plays with the dramatic genre of tragedy * At least one of the plays must be by William Shakespeare Assessment : Coursework: A portfolio of two pieces of written coursework Weighting: 40% of total AS /20% of total A-Level marks

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kingsley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years