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A Level English Literature at Rutlish School

Course description

This subject offers the opportunity to further develop your interest in, and enjoyment of, English Literature through reading and discussing a range of texts critically and independently.

Course content

Component 01 - Shakespeare + Drama and poetry pre-1900- 40%
Written paper - 60 marks -Closed text - 2 hours 30 minutes

Component 02 - Comparative and contextual study – 40%

  •  Close reading in chosen topic area
  •  Comparative and contextual study from chosen topic area

Written paper - 60 marks - Closed text - 2 hours 30 minutes

Component 03 - Literature post-1900 – 20%

  •  Critical piece OR re-creative writing piece with commentary
  •  Comparative essay – synoptic assessment

Non examined assessment - 40 marks

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature grade B or GCSE Combined English grade A. Students must have an average GCSE point score of 44 points.

Future opportunities

A Level English Literature is the perfect stepping stone towards any communication-based careers: journalism, law, performing arts, education etc. This is a “facilitating subject” for Russell Group Universities and is therefore seen as an accepted subject for most degrees in combination with other academic subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rutlish School directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2015
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