Based at the Workington Academy site.

Examination Board

AQA

Entry Criteria

Grade 5 in GCSE English Literature

Assessment

AS Level

Paper 1: Literary Genres: Drama

Students will study Twelfth Night and The Importance of Being Earnest. This makes up 50% of the AS level.

Paper 2: Literary Genres: Poetry and Prose

Students will study Small Island and a selection of comedic poetry. This makes up 50% of the AS level.

A Level

Paper 1: Literary Genres: Aspects of Comedy

Students will study three texts; Twelfth Night, The Importance of Being Earnest and one further text. This makes up 40% of the A level.

Paper 2: Texts and Genres: Elements of Crime Writing

Students will study three texts: Atonement; Rime of the Ancient Mariner and a selection of poems. This makes up 40% of the A level

Non-exam assessment:

Students will study three texts: one poetry and one prose text with an additional Critical Anthology and complete two essay

Why you should study English Literature

This course is for students who enjoy reading and wish to develop critical reading skills and the analysis and evaluation of a wide range of Literature texts.

Course Content

AS English Literature

Students will study towards two examinations at the end of the academic year. They will study four texts in total.

A2 English Literature

This course is designed to build on the skills learned in the AS qualification. Students will study towards two examinations at the end of the academic year and complete 2 essays to complete the non-exam component. They will study eight texts in total

Skills Developed, Progression and Possible Future Careers

Like many other choices, the Study of English Literature does not lead to a specific career path. What it does do is teach you how to analyse complex information with the support of sophisticated theories and ideas. You will learn how to evaluate and consider different possible interpretations of texts as well as develop the ability to communicate these theories and conclusions with confidence – these are skills essential for many types of work.