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English Language and Literature A at City of Norwich School

Course description

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 26 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years