|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level English Literature||English||A-level (17/18)||OCR|
Grade 6 (B) GCSE in English Language and Literature.
The study of English Literature at A Level is both enjoyable and challenging. You will learn how to read effectively, to consider the way that writers convey their ideas and will experience a wide range of novels, plays and poetry. Discussion of texts with enthusiastic teachers and students who share your interest in literature will improve your communication skills and your understanding of the power of the written word. In addition you will learn to express your ideas clearly in writing.
Study is supported by attendance at conferences and theatre visits. We aim to foster a love of literature that will last a lifetime.
The course offers a varied and interesting selection of set texts, including modern and classic English and American novels, plays from Shakespeare to the present day, and poetry of different periods. You will also learn about different critical approaches to literature.
AS units in Year 12 % of AS
Paper 1 Shakespeare and poetry pre-1900 50%
Paper 2 Drama and prose post-1900 50%
All exams will be taken at the end of Year 12. These exams stand along and cannot count towards an A level.
A level units in Year 13 % of A level
Paper 1 Shakespeare, drama and poetry pre-1900 40%
Paper 2 Comparative and contextual study 40%
Includes the study of two prose texts and analysis of an unseen prose extract.
Coursework Critical analysis two texts 20%
All exams will be taken at the end of Year 13.
English graduates do things as diverse as working in law, design and technology, computing, journalism, accountancy, publishing, TV, music, education, retail, catering and writing.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900