English Literature

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Examination Board/Code: AQA

English Literature B: 7717

During the course students will:

Students are encouraged to develop their interest in and enjoyment of literature and literary studies, undertaking independent and sustained study to deepen their appreciation of English Literature, including its changing traditions by:

Assessment consists of two examination papers:

  1. Literary Genres: Aspects of Tragedy.

Students study one Shakespeare text and two further texts one of which must be drama.

  1. Texts and Genres: Elements of Political and Social Protest Writing

Students will study three texts: one post 2000 prose text, one poetry text and one further text, one of which must be written pre-1900.

There is also a non-examination assessment:

  1. Theory and Independence.

This will involve the study of two texts, one poetry text and one prose text, informed by the study of a Critical Anthology. Students will write two essays of 1250-1500 words.

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