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