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English Literature A Level at Cleeve School

Course description

The English Literature A Level course aims to introduce students to a broad range of English and American Literature from across the centuries, from Shakespeare to contemporary poets, playwrights and novelists. Students will study a number of set texts, but will also be given the opportunity to explore work by writers of their own choice, in consultation with their teachers, in the coursework unit.
As part of their coursework portfolio, this exciting new A Level also gives
students the chance to respond creatively to what they have read.

Course content

Component 1
Drama and poetry pre-1900
Component 2
Close reading in a chosen topic area
Comparative and contextual study from chosen topic
Component 3
Critical piece or re-creative writing piece with
Comparative essay.

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved a Grade 5 at GCSE in English or English Literature.


At the end of the course, students will sit two closed text exams of 2.5 hours each worth 80% of the total marks. The final component is assessed internally as coursework worth 20%.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 November 2017
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