A Level English Literature is an exciting and challenging course. We cover a broad range of prose, drama and poetry including literary greats such as Hamlet and Frankenstein. We are incredibly passionate about Literature and teach units to suit our own expertise. Ideas and issues in Literature are timeless and we enjoy bringing current affairs and debates in society into our lessons.
Students are expected to read widely around the subject and be confident to discuss texts in class. Our lessons are heavily based around discussion and students are expected to write essays on a weekly basis as part of their self-study. In addition to the texts we study in class, we also set additional reading to complement the main units of work. We aim to deliver an inspiring curriculum that will teach our students to be thinkers, and critical readers as well as developing a knowledge of society and what it means to be human.
Component 1: Drama - A Streetcar Named Desire
Component 2: Comparative Prose - The Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein
Component 3: Poems of the Decade - a comparison of one prepared poem and an unseen poem
Component 4: Coursework- free choice, a comparison of two texts of your choice. 4000 word essay.
Component 1: Hamlet
Component 3: Romantic Poetry an essay about Romanticism using two poems from the collection.
Exam Board : Edexcel
Component 1: Hamlet and A Streetcar Named Desire
Component 2: The Handmaid's Tale and Frankenstein (comparative)
Component 3: Romantic Poetry and Poems of the Decade
Component 4: Coursework- comparative unit.
Head of subject: Mrs S Towers
Grade 6 in English Language and English Literature
Are you interested in: Reading, Society, History , Film and Theatre?
Leading to a career in: Journalism, Writing, Teaching , Law, Public Relations, Politics, Marketing
This subject goes well with: Religious Studies, Psychology, History, Politics, Sociology
“I really like English because it has given me key skills that I can use at university, such as writing essays and analysis.”