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English Literature A Level at Ysgol Y Strade

Course description

  • Study texts chosen by your teacher and be guided by your teacher to study your own choice of texts
  • Analyse and appreciate writers’ techniques
  • Think creatively about links between texts
  • Understand the background and contexts of texts
  • Read creatively in order to produce your own creative piece

Course content

LT1: Comparing modern poetry and studying a modern play


  • Writing about two texts
  • Writing a creative response and commentary

LT3: Comparing e.g. 2 novels and poetry

LT4: Studying pre 1800 poetry and a Shakespeare drama

Entry requirements

Although each student will be considered on an individual basis for entry onto the course it would be beneficial to have a C grade at GCSE in English Language and English Literature.


LT1: Exam 2 hours 30 minutes

LT2: Internal assessment: 3 pieces of work

LT3: Internal assessment 3,000 word essay

LT4: 2 hour 30 minute exam

Future opportunities

  • An opportunity to enjoy broadening your knowledge of classical and modern literature and become a confident, independent reader and critic.
  • A versatile academic subject valued by all universities and employers as it provides an excellent basis to study and pursue careers in a variety of areas e.g. law, business, journalism,  media, civil service, marketing, administration, library and information systems, editing and publishing, education.
  • A subject providing valuable transferable skills:in depth reading and research; analysing and interpreting; all the communication skills including presenting arguments.

Further information

Examining Board: WJEC

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Y Strade directly.

Last updated date: 28 November 2016

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