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English Literature AS/A Level at Haggerston School

Course description

In English Literature students are encouraged to develop as informed, independent readers and critics of literary texts. During the course you will read widely and experience an extensive range of views about texts. 

Course content

At AS students study four literray texts including prose, poetry and drama. You will sit two exams at the end of the course:

Component 1: Shakespeare and poetry pre-1900

Component 2: Drama and Prose post-1900

At A Level students study eight literary texts (these will include those texts studies at AS). You will sit two exams at the end of the A Level course:

Component 1: Drama and poetry pre-1900

Component 2: Comparative essay and unseen close reading

In addition you will complete two pieces of coursework. An essay exploring the links between two different texts and a piece of critical analysis

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs at grade A*-C including a C grade in English and at least two B grades

Further information

A Level English Literature is highly regarded by universities and employers because of the high level of analytical and wider academic skills it promotes. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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