Component 1: Poetry
Pre and post 1900. Students develop their ability to read widely and engage critically with a range of poetry from different time periods.
Component 2: Drama
Students will study one Shakespeare play for the examination. They will also study two other plays from the pre and post 1900 era, exploring the connections across the paired drama texts.
Component 3: Unseen texts
In preparation for this element of the exam, students will explore a variety of different texts from the three distinct genres, applying their skills of literary analysis.
Component 4: Prose Study
This assessment is based on the reading of two prose texts from different periods.
|1: Poetry||Written exam||2h||30%|
|2: Drama||Written exam||2h||30%|
|3: Unseen texts||Written exam||2h||20%|
|4: Prose Study||Non-exam assessment||N/A||20%|
- Start Date: September 2024
- Awarding Body: EDUQAS
- Study Mode: Full Time
- Course Length: 2 Years
Studying both English Literature and English Language is a great combination and a lot of students at Alder Grange 6th Form do just that.
Traditionally Literature is viewed as a subject that works well alongside psychology, sociology, law, drama, music; however, here at Alder Grange, we have also students who successfully accompany Literature with studies in Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, IT – the list is endless.
The truth is that the mix of skills you will need to be a good English Literature student: the ability to interpret a text, powers of analysis, capacity to communicate ideas clearly, makes English Literature a subject that partners well with all other subjects.
Obviously, it is a clear choice for anyone moving onto an English degree course. Customarily, it is also seen as a good choice for those considering subjects such as Humanities, The Arts, Languages, Business, and Law. However, as English Literature is such a highly regarded A level, it can take students onto almost any course of further study.