The course aims to develop skills of critical analysis and understanding of individual works of literature, of comparing texts and understanding the important links to cultural, literary and social contexts.You will develop your ability to respond to a wide range of different literary texts, poetry, novels and drama through class discussion, presentations, independent research and formal essay writing.
A Levels are changing to a 2 year linear model. The specifications are currently in draft form so the outline below is only an example of the kind of texts that might be studied.
You will study one Shakespeare play which might be Hamlet, Twelfth Night or Coriolanus.
You will write a close analysis of a short extract from the play and then write an essay on a related theme.
You will also study a pre-1900 play and poetry text and write a comparative essay on the two
For example: Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband and Christina Rossetti’s poetry
Close reading of unseen texts.
Component 3: Coursework
Brief description A comparative essay of prose and poetry.
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