English Literature - A Level at Turton High School & Sixth Form College
This course offers you the opportunity to delve into a selection of novels, poetry and plays from the Middle Ages right through to present-day. By studying contemporary and traditional thought-provoking literature, you will explore both the texts themselves as well as received critical opinion surrounding them. Through a combination of class discussion, group activities and independent reading and research, you will analyse, evaluate and compare texts, taking into account their cultural and historical influences.
You will follow the OCR course and study:
Component 1 (2½ hr exam): Drama and poetry pre-1900
This will include a Shakespeare play, a drama text and a poetry collection.
Component 2 (2½ hr exam): Comparative and contextual study
This section looks at two novels as well as unseen prose extracts from a genre area (e.g. American Literature, The Gothic, Dystopia, etc.)
Component 3 (Coursework): Literature post-1900
Task 1 will be the close analysis of a section of text (e.g. a novel)
Task 2 will be comparing two texts (e.g. a play and a poetry collection)
Grade 5 in English Language and Grade 6 in English Literature but we will consider each student individually.
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English Literature is a facilitating subject, which means it is one of the subjects often required or preferred by universities to get on a range of degree courses. Taking English Literature at A Level would indicate that you have developed important skills such as analytical and critical thinking, wider reading and independent study, which are all required for courses such as Law, History, Politics, Journalism, Psychology and a range of other Humanity and Arts subjects.
Why study at Turton?
You will be taught by a team of highly experienced, dedicated and passionate teachers. The classroom environment is positive, collaborative and often entails lots of laughter. And last but certainly not least, our results are consistently in the top 25% of the country.
What our students say about the subject…
“It allows you to see the world in a different way.” Anna Tomkinson
“You’re taught to write and speak with passion and belief.” Bella Garrick
“It’s all about sex and death, what’s not to love?” Gabriel Clark
How to apply
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