West Lakes Academy - Sixth Form Course Guide

Engl ish Li terature AQA A LEVEL SPECIFICATION Specific entry requirements At least 5 GCSEs grades 9-5 including English. Minimum of a grade ‘5’ for GCSE English Literature. Content of the course Paper 1 A Shakespeare Play Othello Unseen extract The Great Gatsby Love through the Ages poetry anthologyy Paper 2 Owen Sheers’ Skirrid Hill Unseen poetry A Streetcar Named Desire The Handmaid’s Tale How is the course assessed? This is a two year A Level only course A Level Paper 1 - Love through the ages Written exam 3 hours (40% of A Level) Paper 2 - Texts in shared contexts Written exam 2 hours 30 minutes (40% of A Level) Non-exam Assessed Component – Independent critical study - texts across time 2,500 words. Comparison of two chosen texts, one text has to be pre 1900. (20% of A-Level) Is this course for you and where could it take you? A Level English Literature is highly regarded by universities and is a sought after qualification for a wide range of degree courses, including the sciences. Traditional links with journalism, writing, editing and law are easily established as part of an English degree. The course develops a high level of communication skills and interpretive skills, which are desirable in all walks of life. Contact Please contact Mrs J Sunter sunterj@westlakesmat.org.uk West Lakes Academy - Sixth Form 15