English Literature A Level


Overview

We aim to encourage, develop and sustain a culture of learning through accessing challenging material from the moment students begin their studies with us, to when they leave to go to university. We want to foster a love of literature that enables our learners to show creativity and growth in what they read and the writing that they produce.


Key Staff

Mr Everett
Head of English


Curriculum

We follow the new AQA English Literature Specification A. Students will be studying a range of texts, such as poetry, prose, Shakespeare and unseen material, under the heading ‘Love throughout the ages’ and contemporary texts. For coursework, students will be asked to select two texts of their choice based around a comparison theme. The word count for this coursework is 2500 words, and completed in the first year of study.

Students are set homework every week. Parents should ensure that written homework is undertaken in a suitable study environment and that texts are read, re-read and studied thoroughly. The majority of the examinations require students to have memorised quotations. Parents can encourage their child to start to learn quotations from the beginning of the year in order to be best prepared for examination season.


Further Information

A Level specification


For further information regarding studying A Level English Literature at Heartlands Academy, please contact: Mr Everett


Mr Everett

Mr Everett

Head of English