AS and A Level English Literature are strong stand-alone qualifications, allowing students to develop a wide range of skills, such as the ability to read critically, analyse, evaluate and undertake independent research which are valuable for both further study and future employment.
Appreciation of Literature
For the new AQA qualifications, students study of a wide range of texts within a shared context: Love through the ages, giving logic and meaning to the way that texts are grouped for study. This unifying approach positively extends students’ experience and appreciation of literature.
The A Level non-exam assessment component provides opportunities for students to pursue their own areas of interest and develop personal and independent learning skills.
Texts for this topic currently include: Shakespeare’s Othello, an anthology of love poetry and a range of comparative prose texts. At A2 girls also undertake an independent study to deepen their appreciation of literature over time.