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Blessed George Napier Catholic School and Sixth Form Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Blessed George Napier
Catholic School and Sixth Form
Youth Sport Trust Lead School

Part of the Pope Francis Catholic Multi Academy Company

English Literature

English Literature

AQA

Year 12

Year 13

A Linear course over 2 years

The A level involves 3 components

Two exams, based on:

 

Literary Genres: Aspects of tragedy

Shakespeare and drama – Texts studied are:

  • Shakespeare ‘Richard II’
  • Shakespeare ‘Othello’

 

Prose – Texts studied are:

  • F Scott Fitzgerald ‘The Great Gatsby’

 

 

Texts and Genres:          

Elements of crime or elements of political and social protest writing:

  • Margaret Atwood ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Text & Genres

  • Elements of crime or elements of political and social protest writing.
  • William Blake ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’.
  • Khaled Hosseini ‘The Kite Runner’.
  • Study of sample extracts, taken from the political and social genre.
  • Revision of texts.

 

Literary Genres: Aspects of tragedy

  • Revision of texts.

 

Non exam assessment (coursework)

Study of two texts (one poetry and one prose) and two essays, with the Critical Anthology

  • 2 Poetry texts taught in class
  • 1 prose text independently selected by the student.

Links Well With:

English Language, History, Psychology, Philosophy and Theology

Critical thinking is integral to this subject; a central component of English Literature is the ability to evaluate texts critically and develop informed and independent opinions.

Progression Routes:

Many varied professions including:  Teaching, Law, Publishing, Media and Journalism, Advertising and Marketing, Civil Service and Business.

Entry Requirements:

GCSE Grade 6 English Literature and Grade 5 English Language.