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English Literature

Exam Board: Edexcel

Introduction

This course is linear and will take two years to complete. At the end of your second year, you will sit your final assessments and submit the coursework.

Component One: Drama

Students study one Shakespeare play and one other drama from the genre of tragedy.

Component Two: Prose

Students will read two prose texts on a chosen theme and make analyse so that clear comparisons and points of contrast are identified.

Component Three: Poetry

Students will study a selection of post-2000 poetry plus a specified range from a named poet within a literary period.

Coursework

One extended essay of approximately 2500-3000 words based on two texts of the student’s own selection. This can be poetry, prose or drama not already covered elsewhere on the course.

Assessment

Component One: Drama: Written examination of 2 hours and 15 minutes. Students may have access to clean copies of their selected texts.

Component Two: Prose: Written examination of 1 hour. Students may have access to clean copies of their selected texts.

Component Three: Poetry: Written examination of 2 hours and 15 minutes. Students may have access to clean copies of their selected texts.

Coursework: Essay produced and internally assessed.

Successful completion of the preliminary year of study will be necessary to move on to the completion of the A-Level in Year 13.

Career Progression

Students will be well grounded with an A Level in English Literature and it opens up many avenues in both Higher Education and careers. The qualification provides an excellent foundation for students intending to pursue careers across a number of sectors, including: journalism, media, advertising, public relations, government and Human Resources