Lady Lumley's 6th Form Courses - Page 8

ENGLISH LITERATURE What does the course involve? English Literature offers an opportunity to deepen your understanding and knowledge of how the world around us is shaped, interpreted, and re-presented to us through the artistic vision and literary techniques of some of the greatest living writers and of the outstanding writers from our literary heritage. The course consists of: 3 components specified by the exam board. The 3 components are designed to cover all three genres (poetry, prose and drama) and cover a wide variety of themes and time periods. 80% of the course will be examined through a written exam paper and the remaining 20% through an independent study of two texts of literary merit. Students do have some freedom of choice with regard to the texts. What qualifications do I need? This course is suitable for students who have achieved a grade ‘C’ or above in GCSE English Language and GCSE Literature. An enthusiasm for reading and writing is vital. It will help if you also enjoy contributing to class discussions and have a keen interest in a wide range of genres. Assessment: Component 1: Love through the Ages: Exam – 40% Component 2: Texts in Shared Contexts: Exam – 40% Component 3: Independent Critical Study (Texts Across Time) – 20% General Comments If you take this course you will be able to enjoy reading and discussing novels, plays, and poetry. You will develop your understanding of writers’ techniques, your ICT skills, and your ability to express your ideas in discussion and in writing. English Liter