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English Literature A Level at St Mark's Catholic School

Course description

English Literature is a linear course comprising of a variety of texts from pre and post 1900. These are all assessed through final exams at the end of the course with one coursework essay.

For A2 there are four components: the first component covers pre and post 1900 poetry; the second, Shakespeare and a post 1900 play.

The third component covers unseen prose and poetry and the fourth component is a coursework essay comparing two prose texts.
As the courses unfold students will develop:
• Independent reading skills
• Critical appreciation of literary texts and ways to respond to them
• Evaluation and analytical skills
• Appreciation and understanding of English Literature and its changing traditions.


Component 1: Poetry (open book, clean copy)
Written examination: 2h
Component 2: Drama (closed book)
Written examination: 2h
Component 3: Unseen Texts
Written examination: 2h
Component 4: Prose Study
Coursework 2500-3000 words based on the reading of two prose texts
from different periods, one pre-2000 and one post-2000.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mark's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 18 December 2017
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