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English Literature

What is English Literature?

English Literature is the study of poetry, prose and drama from a variety of different historical periods, including current productions. You will analyse texts aesthetically, stylistically and politically as we look at their impact and beauty, their mastery of the English language and the importance of their meanings in contributing to the experience of what it means to be human.

What Will You Study?

You will study texts across all three genres: poetry, prose and drama. The two year linear course will begin with the study of modern poetry, comparing Duffy’s ‘Mean Time’ and Larkin’s ‘The Witsun Weddings’ as well as Chaucer’s ‘The Merchant’s Tale’.

We will then move on to 20th century drama, comparing Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and Webster’s ‘The Dutchess of Malfi’, as well as a study of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’.

What Next?

You will study texts across all three genres: poetry, prose and drama. The two year linear course will begin with the study of modern poetry, comparing Duffy’s ‘Mean Time’ and Larkin’s ‘The Witsun Weddings’ as well as Chaucer’s ‘The Merchant’s Tale’.

We will then move on to 20th century drama, comparing Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and Webster’s ‘The Dutchess of Malfi’, as well as a study of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’.

Exam Board

Eduqas (WJEC)

Entry Requirements

At least two Bs and three Cs at GCSE, including at least a grade C (5) in GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.

Course Type

A Level

Breakdown

Exam: 100%

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