English Literature A and AS Level at The Heathland School
English Literature develops vital analysis skills applicable across a range of careers and university courses. The course provides an opportunity to study a variety of texts in depth, offering the chance to hone skills of analysis and argument. Pupils pursuing this course will enhance their knowledge of a range of texts – including prose, poetry and drama – across the ages, whilst engaging with challenging literary concepts and theory.
Component 1: Prose
Section A: Prose Fiction pre-1900
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Section B: Prose Fiction post-1900
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Component 2: Poetry and Drama
Section A: Poetry
Meantime by Carol Ann Duffy
Section B: Drama
Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
A Level Course Outline:
The above, plus three components from below:
Section A: Poetry Pre 1900
John Keats: Selected Poems
Section B: Poetry Post-1900
Philip Larkin: The Whitsun Weddings
Carol Ann Duffy: Meantime
Section A: Shakespeare
Section B: Drama
John Webster: The Duchess of Malfi
Section A: Unseen Poetry
Section b: Unseen Prose
Independent Prose Study
Jane Eyre and one other prose text comparison 2500-3500 words.
English Literature is a prestigious academic subject that is highly regarded by the top universities. It offers transferable skills such as written and spoken communication, linguistic and analytical skills. These competencies apply to other disciplines and complement most other AS choices. Career opportunities include Journalism, Teaching, Law, Social Work, Media, Marketing, Politics and a whole host of others.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Heathland School directly.