Aspects of Tragedy – Exam Paper – 40% of marks
Elements of Social and Political Protest Writing – Exam Paper – 40% of marks
Two pieces of writing – Coursework – 20% of marks
The A level course is a thought-provoking exploration of a minimum of eight texts which range across the genres and history of English Literature. Alongside regular discussions on how meanings are generated within texts, students will also develop the analytical writing skills required at this level.
Aspects of Tragedy
Paper 1 requires students to analyse how aspects of the tragic genre are presented in a variety of texts:
• Othello – William Shakespeare
• Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
• Selection of Keats’ Poetry
Elements of Social and Political Protest Writing
Paper 2 requires students to explore their texts through the lens of political and social protest writing:
• The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
• A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen
• Songs of Innocence and Experience – William Blake
The non-examined assessment allows students to explore one prose text and one poetry text of their own choosing, making use of a range of critical perspectives.