We follow the OCR specification
- UNIT 1 – C19 literature: exam
- UNIT 2 – Post-1900 literature: coursework
- UNIT 3 – Shakespeare and C17 literature: exam
- UNIT 4 – An extended individual study: coursework
Students develop skills of literary analysis, through studying a range of prose, poetry and drama, and gain deeper understanding of the heritage and changing traditions of literature in English.
Grade 6 in English and English Literature at GCSE. Students should enjoy reading and discussing literature, and going to the theatre.
- Provides a suitable foundation for the study of English at university, and for employment.
- Develops independent learning and wide reading.
- Encourages students to consider issues analytically and logically.
- Develops ability to write and speak articulately.
- Increases imagination and creativity.
Apart from English at degree level, English Literature A Level is particularly suitable for the following: Law; Journalism; Media; Theatre and Film; Modern Languages; Psychology; Philosophy, Economics and Politics; History; Geography; Sciences; Business Studies; Sports Science.
Drama & Theatre
Drama & Theatre (AQA)
- Unit 1: Written Paper: 40% of AS
- Unit 2: Scripted Performance: 60% of AS
- Unit 3: Written Paper: 40% of A2
- Unit 4: Devised Performance: 30% of A2
- Unit 5: Scripted Performance: 30% of A2
Emphasises practical creativity alongside research and theoretical understanding. Students learn through experience, seeing theatre and making theatre for themselves. Students are introduced to a wide range of theatrical styles and contexts as they explore plays practically, and devise and work on performances.
Students choose to develop as a:
- Designer (lighting, sound, set, costume, puppets)
- A combination of these
Whichever option they choose, students will gain many invaluable skills, both theatrical and transferable, to expand their horizons.
It is not an absolute requirement of the course that candidates have studied Drama at GCSE level, although it is a considerable advantage to have done so.
- A predominantly practical course
- All pupils sit the AS public examination at the end of Year 12
- State of the art facilities
- Both a self-contained course and a sound basis for continued study at university
- An excellent complement to many other subjects and highly valued by top universities
Many students study Drama at university or go on to Drama School. Drama is also a popular subsidiary subject at university, for example with English.