English Literature A Level at Ursuline High School
The course aims to develop and improve students’ ability to understand and analyse literature across all three main forms: prose, poetry and drama. For success in English Literature, students must combine a thorough knowledge of the set texts with the ability to present a reasoned and coherent line of thought. The ability to compare different writers’ styles and approaches is a key objective along with and enthusiasm for literature and wide reading.
- Students enhance their skills on close prose analysis
- Students develop a consideration of how language and structure are manipulated for effect.
- Students gain an insight into the role of context in shaping great literature.
- Students compare texts across genres and time periods.
The course is taught in modules and is assessed through a mixture of nonexamined Assessments (coursework) and Examined Assessments.
Component 1 – Shakespeare, Drama and Poetry, Pre-1900. (40% of A Level). Examination 2 hours 30 mins.
Component 2 – Comparative and contextual study. (40% of A Level) Examination 2 hours 30 mins.
Component 3 – Non-examined Assessment on Literature, Post-1900. (20%).
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ursuline High School directly.