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SIBFORD SIXTH FORM


English Literature B


ENTRY REQUIREMENT • GCSE English Grade 6 • GCSE English Literature Grade 6 (if studied) • (Grade 5 will be considered depending on circumstances)


The A Level English Literature course is exciting and dynamic, introducing students to a range of challenging texts from the classics to contemporary fiction, in a variety of forms and genres. Students enjoy engaging,


lively discussions and thought- provoking reading assignments. The AQA course trains students to read critically and encourages the craft of academic writing. It offers new ways of looking at texts and particularly stresses links and comparisons between different works of literature. This is an academic, rigorous course, which is an excellent introduction to the serious study of


literature; it is also valuable preparation for further study in a variety of fields. Throughout the A level English Literature B specification students can increase their confidence when exploring an exciting variety of texts across time and cultures as well as mastering new skills in preparation for the final examination. The content of the AQA GCE offers a wide choice of set texts and places emphasis on genre and theory. The texts chosen inter-connect, influence and illuminate each other, encouraging independent study.


A Level (2 Year course) Unit 1A: Aspects of Tragedy • 2 hour 30 minute exam • Closed book • 75 marks • 40% of A Level. Study of three texts: one Shakespeare; one drama; one further text (one of these being pre-1900).


Unit 2A: Elements of Crime Writing OR Elements of Political Writing • 3 hour exam • Open book • 75 marks • 40% of A Level. Study of three texts: one post-2000 prose; one poetry; one further text (one of these being pre-1900).


Critical Anthology ~ coursework • 50 marks • 20% of A Level. Two written essays, one on a named poet and one on a prose text. These are analysed through areas in the Critical Anthology.


A Level Exam Board: AQA


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