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English Literature A Level at Tollbar Academy

Course description

AS Level (1 year)
Component 1 (externally marked examination)
Students will be required to answer two examination questions. The first question will
be an essay question on an extract from a prose set text. This focuses on analysing
ways in which meaning is shaped in texts, using literary terminology to support their
analysis. The second question will be an essay question on two given poems from the
collection studied. Students will be expected to analyse the poems, using terminology
and coherent written expression and making connections between texts.
Component 2 (externally marked examination)
Students will be required to answer two examination questions. The first question
will be an analytical essay question on extracts from the AQA Anthology Paris. For the
second question students will be expected to produce a transformative writing task
linked to the texts from the Anthology, as well as a written critical commentary of their
own work, considering language choices made and their effects.
A Level (2 years)
Component 1 (externally marked examination)
Students will be required to answer three examination questions. The first question
will be an analytical essay question on extracts from the AQA Anthology Paris. For
the second question students will be expected to write an essay on a prose set text.
This focuses on analysing ways in which meaning is shaped in texts, using literary
terminology to support their analysis. The third question will focus on the poetry
set text, where students will be expected to analyse poems, using terminology and
coherent written expression and making connections between texts.
Component 2 (externally marked examination)
Students will be required to answer two examination questions. The first question will
be to produce a re-creative writing task linked to a drama text studied in lesson, as well
as a written critical commentary of students’ own work, considering language choices
made and their effects. The second question will ask students to write an essay on the
drama text they have studied, exploring the way the representation of speech is used
to present characters, assert power and create conflict.
Component 3 (non-exam assessment)
Students will be required to undertake a personal investigation which will answer one
question on two texts, one literary and one non-literary. Students will be expected
to make links between the texts. They will have free choice of questions, but each
question must be approved by the tutor. The question should focus on challenging
issues.

Entry requirements

Students will require at least a grade B in GCSE English and at least a grade B in GCSE English Literature (if taken) to be able to access the AS and A Level courses

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tollbar Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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