English Literature

Key Stage Five – A’ Level

We offer two A-Levels at Key Stage Five: English Literature and combined English Language and Literature.

English Literature

The AQA English Literature B specification affords students the opportunity to study texts within the genre of Tragedy, and Social and Political protest writing.

At present, students’ drama study includes Othello by William Shakespeare and Death of a Salesmanby Arthur Miller; poetry study includes a collection of Keats’ epic poems, and Songs of Innocence and Experience by William Blake; and prose study involves The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Assessment takes place at the end of Year 13 when students sit two examination papers, testing their study over the previous two years. Coursework is worth 20% of the final mark.

Students who love to read, debate, and consider the importance of the social and historical contexts of texts will find this course both fulfilling and challenging.

For more information about the AQA A level English Literature B course, please follow the link.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/as-and-a-level/english-literature-b-7716-7717