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AS/A Level


This is a two-year course, preparing pupils for four final exams and one course work piece. Assessment will be based on the outcome of both the course work piece and examination performance.

AS: Year 12 Course summary:

Pupils will prepare for 2 examinations in the summer each worth 20% of the overall A level grade.

Unit 1: 2 hour examination (closed book)

  • Section A: Prose pre-1900
    Pupils will study a novel and explore the writer’s attitudes and values, consider the potential influences of cultures and contexts and aim to offer a variety of interpretations.
  • Section B: Drama
    Pupils will study one drama which deals with fairly weighty issues and provides plenty of opportunity for debate.

Unit 2: 1½ hour examination (open book)
Poetry post-1900

  • Section A: Critical analysis of one poem taken from the collection studied.
  • Section B: Comparison of the two selected poetry texts.

 

A Level: Year 13 Course summary:

Pupils will prepare for 2 examinations in the summer each worth 20% of the overall A level grade.

Unit 3: 2 hour examination (closed book)

  • Section A: Poetry pre-1900
  • Section B: Unseen poetry

Unit 4: 1½ hour examination (closed book)
Shakespeare

  • Section A: Extract question.
  • Section B: Essay question based on the play studied.

Unit 5: Course Work

One 2500-3500 word assignment based on the reading of two prose texts from different periods, one pre-2000 and one post-2000, accounting for 20% of the overall A level grade.