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English Literature A Level at South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College

Course description

The course will thoroughly prepare you for the academic demands of higher education. Independent study is an essential part of English Literature and therefore you are encouraged to read around the subject to achieve the top grades.

Course content

Literary Genres

You will study four texts, all representing different aspects of the comedy genre; The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare; Emma by Jane Austen, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde  (Written exam; 2.5 hours; closed book; 40% of A Level)

Texts and Genres

You will study three texts which represent the genres of crime or social protest writing: one post-2000 prose text; one poetry and one further text, one of which must be written pre 1900. (Written exam; 3 hours; open book; 40% of A Level)

Theory and Independence

This is a non-exam assessment and is the study of two texts: one poetry and one prose text, informed by the study of a Critical Anthology. (20% of A Level)

Future opportunities

Future careers

  • English Literature

  • Drama

  • English Studies

  • Law 

Further information

The course encourages students to take responsibility for their own reading and learning and gives them the strong grounding in the critical thinking related to literary and cultural studies. This approach encourages academic exploration and independence.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017

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