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English Literature A level at The Bishop Wand Church of England School

Course description

English Literature is a facilitating subject which allows students to read widely, critically and independently, across centuries, genre and gender. Students will develop as informed, independent readers who can understand meaning and appreciate contextual factors. Studying English Literature allows students to develop informed personal responses to, and criticism of, literary texts.

Course content

Love through the Ages: one poetry and one prose text, one of which must be written pre-1900, and one Shakespeare play

WW1 and its aftermath: one prose, one poetry, and one drama, of which one must be written post-2000

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language and English Literature 4/5


Paper 1: 3 hour written examination (40% of A Level)
Paper 2: 2 hour 30 minutes written examination (40% of A Level)
One extended essay of 2500 words (20% of A Level)

Future opportunities

The course is acceptable to a wide range of humanities/language degree courses.  It is also valuable when considering careers as diverse as journalism, publishing, management, creative and media.

Further information

The Department offers a range of theatre trips and cultural opportunities, as well as organised lectures to enhance students’ wider knowledge within this subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bishop Wand Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2016

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