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English Literature

English Literature

How long is the course?

Two years: AS - 1 year, A2 - 1 year. AS + A2= A Level

Who is the course for?

Students must have achieved a B grade or above in English Language GCSE to complete this course.

How will I be assessed?

AS: 80% exam (40% of A Level) + 20% coursework (10% of A Level) A2: 80% exam (40% of A Level) + 20% coursework (10% of A Level)

What could I do after the course?

A-Level English Literature is a subject that emphasises creativity, disciplined thought and communication, plus an ability to synthesise and contextualise ideas, therefore English Literature is welcomed as a qualification for many careers. It also provides a very wide range of opportunities for courses at degree level. At A-Level English Literature can complement many other subjects and can be a valuable contrast to scientific subjects, demonstrating a breadth of interests. The skills developed are useful in many careers such as journalism, broadcasting, advertising, law, social services, teaching and government.

What else do I need to know?

You must be prepared to write under pressure, be a keen reader and have the drive to use your initiative to work independently.

What will I be studying?

Assessment Paper 1: Literacy Genres Choice of two options Option 1A: Aspects of Tragedy Option 1B: Aspects of Comedy Study of three texts: one Shakespeare text; a second drama text and one further text, of which one must be written pre-1900 Paper 2: Texts and Genres Choice of two options Option 2A: Elements of Crime Writing Option 2B: Elements of Political Writing Study of three texts: one post-2000 prose text; one poetry and one further text, one of which must be written pre-1900 Examination will include an unseen passage. Assessed • written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes • closed book • 75 marks • 40% of A-level Assessed • written exam: 3 hours • open book • 75 marks • 40% of A-level Questions Section A: One passage-based question on set Shakespeare text (25 marks) Section B: One essay question on set Shakespeare text (25 marks) Section C: One essay question linking two texts (25 marks) Questions Section A: One compulsory question on an unseen passage (25 marks) Section B: One essay question on set text (25 marks) Section C: One essay question which connects two texts (25 marks)

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