Exam Board: AQA
Your A-Level course is made up of two exam papers and an NEA, a coursework project for which you set your own title.
Paper 1: Love through the ages (40%)
Paper Two: Modern Times—Literature from 1945 to the present day (40%)
Across the paper you will write about prose, poetry and drama.
A comparative critical study (2,500 words) of two texts, at least one of which must have been written before 1900.
80% examination / 20% coursework
General college entry requirements plus a grade 5 or above in GCSE English Literature.
Many students go on to study English at university, either combined with other subjects such as history or philosophy, or other literature-based options such as American studies. Careers in English are varied and this A-Level provides a strong foundation for a multitude of vocations.