English Literature A Level at Parkstone Grammar School
Throughout history, the great obsessions of humankind have been explored in the form of literature. Issues of love, death and the meaning of life are ingrained in the very fabric of the novels, poems and plays featured on the English Literature course.
You will study texts representing a range of periods, from the middle ages to the present day, and learn the value of a variety of critical and analytical approaches. Discussion is central to the course, as is the development of distinctive and thoughtful personal responses to texts.
You will explore a variety of writers such as Shakespeare, Marlowe, Christina Rossetti, Khaled Hosseini, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Angela Carter. We look at a range of texts to develop critical and empathetic readers.
You must bring a willingness to debate ideas, both your own and those of others, together with an enthusiasm for language and creativity in every form. Hopefully, you will never look at a novel, poem or play in the same way again.
Section C Comparing texts - one essay question linking the novel and the poetry (25 marks)
Independent Critical Study (Non Exam Assessment - coursework)
Total word count - 2500 words
20% of A level
Assessed by teachers
Moderated by AQA examination board
75 marks (40% of A level)
PAPER 2 - Texts in Shared Contexts - Written examination 3 hours 75 marks (40% of A level)
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Parkstone Grammar School directly.