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English Literature A Level at The Belvedere Academy 6th Form

Course description

Literary Genres: Aspects of Tragedy
Pupils will study three texts:  one Shakespeare text (Othello), one drama text (Death of a Salesman) and one pre 1900 text (Keats poetry).
Texts and Genres: Crime and / or Political writing
Study of three texts: one post-2000 prose text, one poetry text and one further text, one of which must be written pre-1900.
Theory and Independence
Study of two texts: one poetry and one prose text, informed by study of the Critical Anthology.

Entry requirements

B grade in GCSE English Language



Paper 1: Literary Genres

This is a closed book exam that lasts 2 hours 30 minutes.  It is worth 75 marks and equates to 40% of the A Level.

Paper 2: Texts and Genres

This is an open book exam that lasts 3 hours and contains an unseen passage.  It is worth 75 marks and equates to 40% of the A Level

Non-Examination Assessment: Theory and Independence

Two essays of 1250-1500 words, each responding to a different text and linking to a different aspect of the Critical anthology.

This is worth 50 maraks and is worth 20% of the A Level

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Belvedere Academy 6th Form directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016

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