English Literature (A Level)
What Do I Need To Study This Course?
6+ English Literature and 6+ English Language.
What Will I Study?
Literary genres: Aspects of Tragedy
Students will study one Shakespeare text – Othello; a drama text – Death of A Salesman and a selection of Keats’ poetry.
Texts and genres: Elements of Social and Political writing.
Students study three texts:
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini; Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll’s House and a Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake.
Non-exam Assessment – Theory and Independence – 2 pieces of coursework
Essays are 20% of the A Level, assessed by teachers and moderated by AQA.
How Will I Be Assessed?
Paper 1 = 40%
Paper 2 = 40%
NEA = 20%
Examinations for Paper 1 and 2 marked externally by AQA, coursework for NEA assessed by teachers and moderated by AQA
Degree level entry to study English Literature or other subjects such as: History, Law, Journalism, Publishing, Communication Studies, Marketing, Sociology, Psychology, Drama and Theatre Studies
Careers: Digital copywriter, Editorial assistant, Solicitor, English as a foreign language teacher, Lexicographer, Magazine journalist, Newspaper journalist, Publishing copy-editor/proofreader, Web content Manager, Marketing, Public Relations, Writer…the list goes on…