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English Literature A/S at University Academy Keighley

Course description

At AS, this specification will allow candidates to explore a range of texts under the broad title of 'The struggle for Identity in Modern Literature'. Candidates will study three texts (one of each genre) in detail, plus three texts for wider reading and contextual support.

At A2, the specification synthesises the skills and learning of the whole course. Candidates will prepare for a paper that will contain unprepared passages for close study, comparison and critical commentary on the theme of 'Love Through the Ages'. In Unit 4, candidates will be encouraged to reflect on ways of reading and writing about texts.

Course content

Skills: You will acquire a wide range of valuable and transferable skills, includinganalysingand evaluating information from texts; discussing with others and supporting one's own opinions with evidence; reading widely, independently and critically.Possible progression: Higher Education - valuable for both Arts and Science courses. Of direct use in a wide range of careers where creative and analytical writing and language skills are required e.g. journalism, business, accountancy, ICT, management, teaching and law.

Entry requirements

A least a Grade C in GCSE English Language and in English Literature. A recommendation from your English teacher. A genuine interest in and commitment to reading.

Assessment

UNIT 1

Texts in Context - Written Exam 2 hours (Open Book)

Two questions:- One linking wider reading to a given extract, one on the set poetry text

Subject Content:

  • The Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature
  • One set poetry text plus wider reading

60% of A/S, 30% of A2

UNIT 2

Creative Study - Coursework: Two pieces of work

  • A personal, informed response to the chosen prose text, either a creative interpretation or creative transformational writing
  • A piece of writing on the chosen drama text, focusing on the text in context and aspects such as theme, structure, characterisation

Subject Content: The Struggle of Modern Identity

  • One prose text
  • One drama text

40% of A/S, 20% of A2

Future opportunities

Possible progression: Higher Education - valuable for both Arts and Science courses. Of direct use in a wide range of careers where creative and analytical writing and language skills are required e.g. journalism, business, accountancy, ICT, management, teaching and law.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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