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English Literature AS and A Level at Whitmore High School

Course description

Who is the course for?

Students with an enthusiasm for reading and studying English Literature. 


Course content

Students will study eight texts, ranging from poetry and prose to drama. The unit is assessed with two closed texts exams. They will complete a series of different activities in response to these texts, which will include: reading and preparation of sections of the texts, research tasks and group presentations, class discussions and essays written both at home and in timed conditions in class.

Students will also complete a coursework folder based on Literature post-1900. Students will complete two tasks for this folder, including a close reading of a text and a comparative essay. 


How will I be assessed?

Two closed texts exams and a coursework folder.

Date(s) of Assessment

Coursework submission in April and Examination in June. 

Future opportunities

This course provides a good foundation for degree courses in English, the Arts, Humanities and Media. Additionally, this course can lead to careers in writing, journalism, the media, teaching and administration.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 December 2016

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