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English Literature A Level at Stockley Academy

Course description

An A Level in English Literature is a great foundation for many careers: Law, Business, Administration, Politics, and Journalism. It is a subject that provides good grounding for most academic degree courses and apprenticeships that require sophisticated knowledge, literacy and analytical skills.

Course content

This course offers you the best opportunity to study the following: Paper 1: The Tempest by William Shakespeare , The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale by Chaucer and The Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. Paper 2: The Gothic which includes Dracula by Bram Stoker and The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter.

During the course, you will learn how to construct an argument and analyse the structure and use of language and literary devices in a text. You will also learn about the social, historical and cultural contexts of the set texts

Entry requirements

Minimum requirement for this course is a Grade 6 in English Literature and Grade 6 in GCSE English Language and/or iGCSE English as a First Language.


All students will sit the A level examination at the end of the second year as well as completing coursework. Assessment is outlined as follows:

Paper 1: 40%
Section A: The Tempest by William Shakespeare - Close reading and essay.
Section B: Comparison essay on Chaucer - The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale. Ibsen - A Doll’s House’

Paper 2: 40% The Gothic:
Section A: A critical analysis of an unseen piece of Gothic prose.
Section B: Essay choice of 1 out of 3. The essay will also relate to the wider reading of gothic novels.

Coursework: 20%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stockley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 August 2017
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