English Literature is an opportunity to read widely and participate in class discussions and debates as well as writing essays. The A-level texts are: Shakespeare’s Othello, Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles. For these we are focusing on the element of tragedy. Students will also study Crace’s Harvest, Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience and Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 1 where we will consider elements of political and social protest.

In addition there will be coursework consisting of two essays: one on T S Eliot’s poetry and one independent choice. Both of these texts will be studied in conjunction with an anthology of Critical Theory.


Qualification: AQA A Level English Literature. Syllabus B

Entry requirements: Red pathway

Assessment: Two written examinations. One closed book exam 40%, one open book exam 40% and coursework 20%

Progression Route: University, apprenticeship or employment in range of areas including English, humanities and law.

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