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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

 

Careers:

Journalism, Teaching, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications

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