Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13)
Examination Board: AQA
English is a popular, fun, yet rigorous choice at A level. This course (Specification A) allows the study of a range of texts in depth. We explore 'Love Through the Ages', focusing on the importance of literary periods, putting texts into context to examine the social milieu of the 'then and now': from the English Renaissance to the ever-changing world of Post-Modernity. Texts range from Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale' to Du Maurier's 'Rebecca'. There are unseen explorations and comparisons in both prose and poetry. The (20%) coursework element consists of a 2000 word essay, comparing two texts.