Welcome to English Literature
Why choose this course?
It is a comprehensive course, which covers a wide range of literary genres from varying time periods; a course,
which enables students to develop their understanding and appreciation of English literature.
Course Content/Main Topics
Component 1: Shakespeare and other drama.
Component 2: Two prose texts from a chosen theme. At least one of the prose texts must be pre-1900.
Component 3: A study of poetry from varying time periods.
Coursework: A comparison of texts with a theme of your choice.
Careers and Higher Education
Higher Education: English/English Literature degrees, Media, Film studies, Journalism, teacher training, legal courses and many more academic based courses.
Career opportunities: English Literature is a sound basis for many jobs and is a good grounding for a range of careers.
Component 1: Drama – Examination – 30% of the total qualification
Component 2: Prose – Examination – 20% of the total qualification
Component 3: Poetry – Examination – 30% of the total qualification
Coursework: 20% of the examination
GCSE English Language and/or Literature Grade 6 or higher.
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