English Literature A Level
IN THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS STUDY:
Students will study a selection of poems from a published poetry collection. They will develop their understanding of poetic form, content and meaning and their ability to make links and connections within their studied collection.
Students will also study aspects of the form of drama. Students will need to explore the use of literary and dramatic devices and the shaping of meanings in their chosen play.
Students will study aspects of prose via two thematically linked texts, at least one of which must be pre -1900.
THE SECOND YEAR STUDENTS STUDY
Additional poetry and drama texts
And prepare for a coursework assignment
3 written exams and a coursework assessment:
Component 1: Drama 2 hours and 15 minutes;
Component 2: Prose 1 hour and 15 minutes;
Component 3: Poetry 2 hours and 15 minutes;
Coursework of 2500-3000 words.
All exams are essay based and will be open book (clean copies)
Four GCSEs Grade 6 or above including Grade 6 in English Language. We are looking for evidence of being able to write, so Grade 6 in History, Sociology or English Literature are key more than Maths and Sciences.
Year 2 students will produce a coursework assessment on two texts of their choice. Students will need to read independently and widely to be successful in A2.
See Ms El-Darsh for more details