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English Literature A Level at Ponteland Community High School

Course description

WHO IS THIS COURSE SUITABLE FOR?

For students who enjoy considering literature and the issues that are found within it 

For students who have a love of English literature in all its forms: poetry, prose and drama

For students who enjoy reading widely and critically

Course content

Paper 1 : (40% of overall mark) Students study three texts for the exam: One Shakespeare play from: Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, Measure for Measure, The Winter’s Tale One Prose text from : Persuasion, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Awakening, Tess of the D’Urbervilles, The Great Gatsby, A Room with a View, Rebecca, Atonement. Choice from two AQA Anthologies of Love Poetry through the Ages

Paper 2: (40%) Students study three texts for the exam: - One poetry text - One prose text - One drama text Poetry from : Feminine Gospels, Skirrid Hill, Birthday Letters, Ariel, Seamus Heaney New Selected Poems. Prose from: The Handmaid’s Tale, Waterland, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The God of Small Things, The Help, The Color Purple, Oranges are not the Only Fruit, Revolutionary Road. Drama from: Translations, All My Sons, Our Country’s Good, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Top Girls, A Streetcar Named Desire..

Coursework element: (20% ) One extended comparative essay on two texts of your choice

Entry requirements

5 A* - C GCSEs including B in English Language AND Literature

Assessment

Two written examinations - worth 80% of your A Level

One coursework essay of 2500 words - worth 20% of your A Level

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ponteland Community High School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2016

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