Exam Board: AQA
STRUCTURE OF COURSE
This award is a two year A Level qualification.
Literary Genres – Aspects of Tragedy
(Examination 40% of the total qualification)
Texts and Genres – Elements of Crime Writing
(Examination - 40% of the total qualification)
Theory and Independence
(Coursework – 20% of the total qualification)
Two hours and 30 minute exam assessed at the end of the two year course in the summer term.
Three hour exam assessed at the end of the two year course in the summer term.
Two pieces of coursework – created through the lens of a particular set or sets of critical theory.
Component 1 - Literary Genres – Aspects of Tragedy
One Shakespeare tragedy, one pre-1900 text and one modern drama text.
Currently: Othello, Keats’ selected poetry and Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Component 2 - Elements of Crime Writing
One post 2000 prose text, one pre 1900 poetry text and one further text.
Currently: McEwan’s Atonement, Crabbe, Browning and Wilde poetry, Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Component 3 – Theory and Independence
Student selected texts and tasks under guidance of teacher – students must study one prose and one poetry text.
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
Law, Teaching, Publishing, Acting, Journalism, Accountancy, Marketing, Politics – an A Level in Literature will compliment any career path you wish to follow!
English Literature, Sociology, History, Geography, Psychology, Government & Politics, Business Studies and MFL.