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English Literature at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Course description

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Outline of the Course

Year 12: Drama and Prose Post 1900

  • ‘Mrs Dalloway’ by Virginia Woolf (Teacher A) or 'The Bloody Chamber'  by Angela Carter (Teacher A)
  • ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams (Teacher B)

Shakespeare and Poetry Pre 1900

  • ‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare (Teacher A)
  • ‘Paradise Lost’ Books 9 & 10 by John Milton (Teacher B) or A Selection of Poetry by Christina Rossetti (Teacher B)

Year 13: Comparative and contextual study

  • ‘Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit‘ by Jeanette Winterson (Teacher A) or 'Frankenstein' by Mary Shelley (Teacher A)
  • 'The Duchess of Malfi' by John Webster (Teacher B) or 'A Doll's House' by Henrik Ibsen (Teacher B)
  • A wide selection of unseen extracts on the same theme of Women in Literature (Teacher B) or a wide selection of unseen extracts on the same theme of The Gothic (Teacher B)

 

Entry requirements

Minimum entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in English Literature and Language

May be accepted on the course: 6 in English Literature and Language  

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination: Two essay questions: one on ‘Hamlet’ and one comparing ‘The Duchess of Malfi’ and ‘Paradise Lost’ or one comparing ‘A Doll’s House’ and Christina Rossetti’s poetry

2 hours 30 minutes

40%

2

Examination: one essay comparing ‘Mrs. Dalloway’ with ‘Oranges are Not The Only Fruit’ or one essay comparing ‘The Bloody Chamber’ with ‘Frankenstein’ and one essay on an unseen extract on the theme of Women in Literature or one essy on an unseen extract on the theme of Gothic

2 hours 30 minutes

40%

3

Coursework: One 1,000 word essay on a close reading of ‘A Streetcar Names Desire’. One 2,000 word essay comparing 2 texts

4 weeks

 

6 weeks

20%

 

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in English studies or more general higher education courses.With further training, you could go into a job related to English Literature such as a Teacher, Journalist, Author or Poet. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in English Literature, which could lead onto higher education in English related studies or more general higher education courses.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 05 December 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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