This is a one year AS course and a two year A level course.

What is it?  What do you do?

  • Read and study texts across time, by studying texts a variety of texts, which include: Poems, Novels, Drama and Non-Fiction
  • In the AS and A Level English Literature A’s means that the students take a historicist approach to the study of literature which rests upon reading texts within a shared context.
  • Read widely to develop their awareness of how English can be used.

Learners will be working from the belief that no text exists in isolation but is the product of the time in which it was produced. English Literature A encourages students to explore the relationships that exist between texts and the contexts within which they are written, received and understood.

Students investigate and connect texts, drawing out patterns of similarity and difference using a variety of reading strategies and perspectives.

English Literature A encourages students to debate and challenge the interpretations of other readers as they develop their own informed personal responses.

A Level English Literature is a widely respected qualification, welcomed by universities and employers alike because it develops students’ capacity to communicate successfully and express complex ideas with clarity and understanding.

AS Assessment Summary

Paper 1: Love through the ages: Shakespeare and Poetry (50% Exam (Non-Tiered))

Paper 2: Love though the ages: Prose (50% Exam (Non-Tiered))

A Level Assessment Summary

Paper 1: Love throughout the Ages (40% Exam (Non-Tiered))

Paper 2: Texts in Shared Contexts (40% Exam (Non-Tiered))

Non-exam assessment: Independent critical study: texts across time (20% Coursework)

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