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
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
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Higher Education pathways:
BA (Hons) in English Literature or combination degree e.g. Literature & American Studies
Journalism, Teaching, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications