Component 1: Drama
“Hamlet” by William Shakespeare and “A Street Car Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams.
Component 2: Prose
Two texts studied on the theme of “Colonisation”: “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain and “The Lonely Londoners” by Sam Selvon”.
Component 3: Poetry
Studies will be based around a collection of modern poetry (post 2000) and romantic poetry.
Component 4: Coursework
Free study of texts.
A unit of work on Gothic fiction will be studied to support this. Texts read will include “The Wasp Factory” by Iain Banks and “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley.
Group work – discussion
All assessments will be completed in the summer of Year 13.
Component 1 – written 2 hour examination (open book)
Component 2 – written 1 hour examination (open book)
Component 3 – written 2 hour examination (open book)
Component 4 – coursework assignment of 2500 – 3000 words
The course will stimulate your enthusiasm for the study and enjoyment of literature whilst developing your skills of critical reading, writing and communication. Career opportunities: Law, teaching, management, journalism and media. English Literature is a facilitating subject for the Russell Group universities.