George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

Contact navigation bar

This is the contact navigation bar of the site
Skip to main navigation
 
GSA icon
Email | ePortal login | sleuth | the sharpsystem | cpoms frog vle logo Click here if you have FROG login problems  Follow us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  Follow us on YouTube
This is the main navigation bar of the site
Skip to content (home page) or the side navigation on the internal pages

 

English Literature

A Level

The variety of texts studied and the assessment styles used (passage-based questions, unseen material, single-text questions, multiple-text questions, open- and closed-book approaches) allow students to develop a wide range of skills, such as the ability to read critically, analyse, evaluate and undertake independent research which are valuable for both further study and future employment.

Exam board/specification

AQA Specification A

Entry requirements

Minimum of a grade B in GCSE English Language. It is preferable that you also have a C grade or higher in GCSE English Literature

Progression routes from this course

English Literature is one of the most vibrant and popular subjects to study at A Level. It is highly valued by universities and employers as a traditional academic subject of high status. It can lead to a career in Journalism, Teaching, Law, Business, Publishing, Script writing, Communications, Advertising and many others.

A2 Modules/Units

  • Paper 1: Love Through the Ages: Poetry, Prose
    and Shakespeare
  • Paper 2: Texts in Shared Contexts: WW1 and its aftermath
  • Coursework - Independent Critical Study: Texts Across Time

A2 Assessment

  • Paper 1: 3 hours
    • Sec. A: Shakespeare One passage-based question with linked essay (25 marks)
    • Sec. B: Unseen poetry Compulsory essay question on two unseen poems (25 marks) Sec. C: Comparing texts
    • One essay question linking two texts (25 marks)

      40% of total A Level marks. Open book in section C only
  • Paper 2: 2 hours 30 mins
    • Sec. A: Set texts One essay question on set text (25 marks)
    • Sec. B: Contextual linking One question on an unseen extract (25 marks) and one essay question linking two texts (25 marks)

    40% of total A Level marks. Open book
  • Coursework: One extended essay comparing two texts, at
    least one of which must have been written pre-1900. (2,500 words) and a bibliography.

    20% of total A Level marks

 

 

 

You have reached the bottom of the page - click here to jump to the top of the page