English Literature A-level AQA B

Course entry requirements: Grade 6 in English Literature at GCSE

OVERVIEW OF COURSE:

This is an A-level in English Literature, through which learners will develop a deep knowledge of how to approach texts through different forms of analysis and interpretation centring on different ways of reading and the connections that exist between texts within a literary genre. In this way, learners can gain a solid understanding of how texts can be connected and how they can be interpreted in multiple ways in order that learners can arrive at their own interpretations and become confident autonomous readers. Learners are then not only equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for exams, but also experience a rich, challenging and coherent approach to English literature.

COURSE DETAILS AND ASSESSMENT INFORMATION:

Course Overview

  • Aspects of Tragedy – one Shakespeare play, a second drama text and one pre-20th century text.

Assessment Overview

  • 75 marks
  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • closed book written paper

40% of total A level

Course Overview

  • Texts and genres – Study of three texts: one post-2000 prose text; one poetry and one further text, one of which must be written pre-1900

Assessment Overview

  • 75 marks
  • 3 hours
  • Written paper – open book

40% of total A level

Course Overview

  • Non-exam assessment – two pieces. Two essays of 1250–1500 words, each responding to a different text and linking to a different aspect of the Critical anthology One essay can be re-creative. The re-creative piece will be accompanied by a commentary.

Assessment Overview

  • 50 marks

20% of total A level

WHERE CAN THIS COURSE TAKE ME?

  • Journalism and media careers
  • Teaching careers
  • Marketing, advertising and PR careers
  • Publishing careers
  • Civil service careers
  • Legal careers

I CAN FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION BY

Visiting the AQA website to read the specification:
https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/english/specifications/AQA-7716-7717-SP-2015.PDF

Visit the following websites for useful information:
www.englishbiz.co.uk
www.revision-notes.co.uk

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