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English Literature


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%


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 e.g. WWI and its aftermath and literature from 1945 to the present. Current texts include: Othello, The Great Gatsby, Regeneration, Birdsong, Journey’s End, War Poetry Anthology and Strange Meeting.

Staff contact:

Mr J Burns