Students will examine how a text was received in its own time and how it can be received now, within the belief that interpretation is not fixed, and multiple interpretations are possible. Forster’s A Room With a View)Paper 1: Love Through the Ages – Poetry (AQA anthology), prose (Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights) and either F. Paper 3 Independent Critical Study (coursework) selected by student with teacher advice i.e.
Paper 1: Love Through the Ages – Shakespeare (The Taming of the Shrew) and Poetry (AQA anthology) Paper 2: Love Through the Ages – Prose (Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights) and either F. Minds under Stress, The Gothic, Crime and Punishment, Satire and Dystopia.
English Literature covers a wide-range of topics from Chaucer to present-day authors, including works in English from writers outside the UK.
The dual aim of the A-Level course is to stimulate a personal, imaginative response to literary texts, and to develop the techniques of critical appreciation.
Second draft, form and argument and cut out the guff. I've marked too many pieces where the students have barely looked at it and supervised a good few more where the teachers haven't even given the anthology to the students. I had a student do an excellent essay recently on flat characters based on the narrative section.
The idea really got her thinking about Larkin's poetry and the view she had developed that the only rounded character in any of his work seems to be himself. I've chosen Wide Sargasso Sea for now, because I thought I would focus on feminist theory.I'm struggling with choosing a text for prose, and any tips for the coursework would be greatly appreciated. Charlotte All I'd really say is focus on any feedback your teacher is able to give to you, make sure everything you say is relevant and necessary to the question (1500 words isn't enough to be able to waste some on half-important points), and keep checking that you're hitting all of the Assessment Objectives rather than just focusing on a couple.As for choosing the novel, it depends a lot on which aspect of literary criticism you feel best at writing about.The title ought to be fifty-fifty from your chosen text and your chosen section of the anthology for a successful essay. I loved this theory when I studied critical theory at uni. : P Typical post colonial texts are novels like Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, and Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Half of a Yellow Sun, Wide Sargasso Sea etc. Post-colonial Theory doesn't have to be limited to colonies, but just to race and culture and 'Otherness' in general- there are a lot of novels out there that display these kinds of themes.I'd simply read books with post-colonial theory in mind and ideas will start jumping out at you soon Hi, In year 13 and managed to get full marks on my English Lit coursework.English Literature will encourage an enjoyment and appreciation of close analytical reading with special attention paid to the historicity of texts: no text exists in isolation but is the product of the time and place in which it was produced.This course encourages students to debate and challenge the interpretations of other readers as they develop their own informed personal responses. Forster’s (A Room With a View) and Shakespeare (The Taming of the Shrew) Paper 2: Texts in Shared Contexts – World War I and its aftermath or Modern Times.I chose the novel first and the narrative theory second, but only because I had a book in mind initially.I'd say if you're not set on a particular book, choose the theory first and then research novels that it will be able to set up a debate for, but make sure it is a novel you will find interesting and engage with.AQA-B A-Level English Literature is taught within the two-year and five-term A-Level programmes.In their first year, students will explore the three genres of drama, prose, and poetry in the genres of either tragedy or comedy.