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A Level English Literature at The Cottesloe School

Course description

Study of two texts: one poetry and one prose text, informed by study of the Critical Anthology Two essays of 1250-1500 words, each responding to a different text and linking to a different aspect of the Critical Anthology One essay can be re-creative. The re-creative piece will be accompanied by a commentary.

Course content

Paper 1: Literary Genres
Content Choice of two options
Option 1A: Aspects of tragedy
Option 1B: Aspects of comedy
Study of three texts: one Shakespeare text; a second drama text and one further text, of which one must be written pre-1900.

Paper 2: Texts and Genres
Choice of two options
Option 2A: Elements of crime writing
Option 2B: Elements of political and social protest writing
Study of three texts: one post-2000 prose text; one poetry and one further text., one of which must be written pre-1900.


Further information

All texts are sold by the English Department

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015

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