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English Literature A Level


A Level

Why study this course?

• If you have an interest in reading a wide variety of English
• If you enjoy expressing your opinions and justifying them

• If you want to enjoy studying a subject which is relevant to your own lives
• If you want to acquire skills, which will keep your options open for further study

Potential careers:

• Education
• Politics
• Communication
• The Arts
• Media and Creative Writing


Coursework: - 20% Examination: - 80% (Edexcel)

Course content

• Coursework: Candidates are asked to critically respond to two texts of their choice
• Examination: Candidates are asked to look at a range of thematically linked texts eg. Tragedy and Comedy. Current texts include A Streetcar Named Desire, Othello, King Lear, Doctor Faustus, Frankenstein, The Handmaid’s Tale, Christina Rossetti, Romantic Poetry and Contemporary Poetry.

Staff contact:

Mrs L Fox