English Language and Literature A at City of Norwich School
Unit 1: Thematic Contextual Studies (The Victorian Age)
Poetry (2 hours)Contextual question on unseen extract; set poetry text question.
Unit 2: Thematic Creative Study (The Victorian Age)
Prose and drama(Coursework)Creative writing on prose; comparative analytical writing on drama and prose or other drama.
Unit 3: Reading for Meaning
Love through the agesOne extract based question on three texts.
Unit 4: Extended Essay and Shakespeare Study
(Coursework)Comparative essay on three texts including Shakespeare; passage based essay on Shakespeare.
Where can English Literature lead you?
English Literature is recognised as a rigorous, academic course, well respected by the more traditional universities and a good preparation for more traditional and academic degree courses. Students of literature are educated and cultured; they are successful in diverse areas such as media, advertising, television, law, accountancy and business, as well as in teaching, both in this country and abroad.
A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.