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English Literature A Level at Chilwell School

Course description

Why do writers write? Not just to entertain or make a living. Great writers write because they are fascinated by people and life and want to communicate their ideas about the world – their work touches us precisely because we can recognise what they are saying.

Studying English Literature is therefore for anybody interested in how and why people live their lives the way they do: it involves thinking about life and death, love and relationships, good and evil. It is a subject that demands a personal response.

Key Topic Areas (AS/A2)

American Literature 1880-1940; The Gothic; Dystopia; Women in Literature; The Immigrant Experience.

Entry requirements

Additional entry requirements: Students will need a minimum grade B GCSE English Literature.


AS: Exam 1 Shakespeare and Poetry – 50% of AS; Exam 2 Drama and Prose Post-1900 – 50% of AS

A2: Exam 1 & Exam 2 (additions to AS papers included) – 80% of A Level; One coursework task – 20% of A Level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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