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A Level English Literature at Paignton Community Sports Academy

Course description

The teaching of this examination syllabus allows students to build on those skills and experiences developed at GCSE level. Through the study of texts across genre, gender and historical periods of literature, we encourage our students to develop an interest, enjoyment and critical awareness of an extensive range of written material. Students are guided and encouraged towards independent reading and towards a critical response to genres through a shared experience of an extensive range of views. Students at both levels of this examination syllabus will become confident and perceptive readers, able to share their responses and ideas verbally and on paper, to develop detailed discussion points and to demonstrate the full range of key skills which form an integral part of all A level examination syllabi.

What Will I be learning?

During your first year of studies you will cover aspects of narrative and dramatic genres. You will be required to cover a total of 6 texts which include 2 novels, 2 plays and 2 poetry collections. During your second year of studies you will cover a variety of texts and genres and will be required to participate in further and independent reading -a total of 6 texts.

How will I learn/ be assessed?

Year 1: Two pieces of written coursework and one two hour examination.

Year 2: Two pieces of written coursework and one two hour examination

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C, Minimum of grade B in GCSE English Literature & Language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Paignton Community Sports Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years