- Course Code: 6746
- Duration: 2 years
- Validated by: AEB, SEG & NEAB
- Study Mode: Full time
On this course you will be introduced to a wide range of texts old and new. If you enjoy reading, discussing and writing about fiction then this is the subject for you.
Offering a clear progression from GCSE, this course allows you to build on the skills and knowledge of literary techniques you have already gained and helps you prepare for your next steps.
- What will I study?
Year 1 - Literary Genres - Tragedy or Comedy (Drama)
Possible Texts: Twelfth Night or Othello by William Shakespeare, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller or Educating Rita by Willy Russell.
Prose: Possible Texts: Emma by Jane Austen, Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy; The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald;
Poetry: Possible Texts: AQA Anthology with extracts from the works of Chaucer, Milton, Hardy, Rossetti, Tennyson and Betjeman: AQA Anthology with extracts from the works of Donne, Burns, Larkin, Swift and Duffy.
Year 2 - Texts and Genres - Elements of Crime Writing or Elements of Political Writing
Possible Texts: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie; Brighton Rock by Graham Greene; Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens; When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson; The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini; Hard Times by Charles Dickens.
- Entry Requirements
In addition to the general Sixth Form entry requirements (5 Cs at GCSE or equivalent i.e. grade 4 in reformed GCSEs), you will also need a minimum of a GCSE Grade 5 in English Language and English Literature (or equivalent).
- How will I be assessed?
A-Level students will be assessed by written exam and coursework.
- What can I do next?
Many students studying English Literature choose to advance onto a related Higher Education course. These may include a degree that combines the two elements of the A-Level or combines one element of the A-Level with another subject. A degree in English Literature opens up a wide range of career opportunities. You could find employment in areas including journalism and broadcasting, law, media and teaching.
- Your Study Programme