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English Literature literature


Level:                              AS/A2 Level

Exam Board:                    AQA

Assessment:                    60% Coursework 40% Written Exam

Entry Requirements:       GCSE in English Language and English Literature grade B or above.

Overview of the Course

This course looks at how narrative works in texts, making connections across texts and introducing notions of genre through the study of drama. Students will then broaden their understanding of genre and categorization and extend their independent reading and awareness of critical methods.


What will you study?

In Year 12, you will study the following:


AS -Unit 1-LITB1 -Aspects of Narrative

Cormack McCarthy’s The Road

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

Tennyson Ulysses


AS -Unit 2 -LITB2 -Dramatic Genres


Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing


Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit


In Year 13, you will study the following:


A2 -Unit 3 -LITB3 -Texts and Genres


Elements of the Gothic, or Elements of the Pastoral.


A2 -Unit 4 -LITB4 -Further and Independent Reading


Wuthering Heights


Tess of the D'Urbervilles


Twelfth Night


Pastoral poetry


Higher Education pathways:

BA (Hons) in English Literature or combination degree e.g. Literature & American Studies



Journalism, Teaching, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications

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