The ‘A’ Level in English Literature exposes students to a wide range of thought-provoking and challenging texts that are chosen by skilled and experienced teachers.
Students study a range of earlier and more modern texts, these include: a Shakespeare play, Romantic Movement poetry, two novels, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, and modern poetry, with the contemporary Forward Book of Modern Poetry being one of the set texts. The course builds on the skills developed at GCSE level. The course is assessed at the end of the two-year course (with internal assessment at the end of Year 12) and there are three final examinations. The Non-Examination Assessment (NEA) is worth 20% of the overall award. Students follow the Edexcel GCE qualification.