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English Literature

The full A level course consists of four modules

Course Content: 

Component 1: Drama 

Section A: Shakespeare text

Section B: Other drama text


Component 2: Prose

Two prose texts (one pre-1900) from a chosen theme


Component 3: Poetry

Section A: Unseen modern poetry

Section B: Prescribed poetry - literary period or named poet


Component 4: Coursework

Free choice of two texts from any writer, genre or literary period


Assessment Format

Component 1: Written examination (30%) 2 hours (open book)

Component 2: Written examination (20%) 1 hour (open book)

Component 3: Written examination (30%) 2 hours (open book)

Component 4: Internally assessed/externally moderated coursework (20%)


Board: Edexcel

Course Entry Requirements: 

GCSE grade 6 or above in both English Language and Literature


Teacher to contact: Mrs L Bean