English Literature

Examination Board:  EDEXCEL

Head of Department: Mrs Jayne Southwell

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English Literature

Why Study English Literature?

An A level in English Literature is well regarded by universities and business institutions. It is an ideal complement to all other subjects, because it provides communication, reflection, forward thinking and creativity. Taking English at degree level offers a wide variety of career options in both the academic and vocational arenas. The course not only allows you to develop your interest and enjoyment of literary study, but also hones your skills of analysis, evaluation, problem solving and communication which prepare you for the world of work whatever career you decide to pursue. The breadth of opportunity the course offers allows students who are passionate about reading to engage with a range of texts from the Victorian novel to the contemporary poetry scene.

 Course Details – Exam Board: Edexcel

Component 1: Drama 30%

Shakespeare: Measure for Measure and Other Drama: Streetcar Named Desire

Component 2: Prose 20%

The Picture of Dorian Gray and Dracula

Component 3: Poetry 30%

The poetry of John Keats and post-2000 Poetry Anthology compared to unseen poetry

Component 4: Coursework 20%

Students produce one comparative assignment 2500-3000 words


Entry Requirements

Students are required to achieve at least a Grade 6 at GCSE level English Language and English Literature.






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