A Level English

TEACHER

POSITION HELD

Mr D Hickey Curriculum Director of English
Miss J Kellow Senior Teacher
Mr J Phillips Lead Practitioner of English
Miss S Millar KS5 English Coordinator and Head of Year 12
Ms S Adeaga

English Teacher

Mrs S Choudhury

English Teacher 

Miss J Ewhieberene English Teacher and Head of Connolly House
Miss R Kearney English Teacher
Ms M King

English Teacher

Mrs T Wilde

English Teacher and Vice Principal

Mr N Gardner English Teacher and Vice Principal
Ms I Ardizzone English Teacher and Assistant Principal
Miss E Bush School Direct English Teacher

A Level English Literature

EXAM BOARD

OVERVIEW

AQA SPECIFICATION A

*Please note that these text choices are provisional and that your class teacher may choose to teach something slightly different*

 

You will be studying 3 units overall.

 

Love Through The Ages

  • Three hour written exam, worth 40% of A level

(Studied in Year 12; mock exam at the end of year 12 will be a full Love Through the Ages 3 hour paper)

 

Study of three texts: The Taming of the Shrew or another play by Shakespeare, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte or another pre-1900 novel, and post-1900 poetry anthology. Examination will also include two unseen poems.

Modern Times: Literature From 1945 to the Present Day
  • 2.5 hour written exam, worth 40% of A level

(Studied in Year 13)

 

Study of three texts: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood or another novel, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams or another play, and Feminist Gospels by Carol Ann Duffy or another post-2000 text

Coursework: Independent Critical Study: Texts Across Time
  • One extended essay, worth 20% of A level

(Begun in Year 12, completed in Year 13)

 

Comparative critical study of two texts of your choice, one of which must have been written pre-1900

 

The Assessment Objectives (AO)

  • AO1: Articulate informed, personal and creative responses to literary texts, using associated concepts and terminology, and coherent, accurate written expression.
  • AO2: Analyse ways in which meanings are shaped in literary texts.
  • AO3: Demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which literary texts are written and received.
  • AO4: Explore connections across literary texts.
  • AO5: Explore literary texts informed by different interpretations.