This is a two year course which will result in a single A Level. This can be taken in a combination with other level 3 courses (including A level, IB and vocational).
If taken in combination with two IB courses and a vocational course, students will be taking the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Pathway).
Syllabus components: (unlike GCSE, texts are allowed in the exam).
Unit 1: Drama Set texts are Othello and Dr Faustus
Unit 2: Prose Students read The Handmaid’s Tale and Frankenstein and then have a 1 hour exam where they compare these two text in one extended essay.
Unit 3: Poetry Modernist poetry and Post 2000 poetry
Unit 4: Coursework Students investigate two texts and have the freedom to write about an aspect that interests them.
Grade 6 in English literature at GCSE.
English literature is a popular qualification for entry to a wide range of courses at university or for future careers in journalism, the media or law, for example.
The coursework component of A Level English literature/ language allows students to study an area of personal interest in great depth, allowing them to develop the research skills they would need if undertaking a project at work or a dissertation at university.