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AQA Level 3 Advanced GCE in English Literature B

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture

What will you be working towards?

Code Li
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

AQA have worked closely with teachers and universities to develop a relevant, engaging and up-to-date specification that approaches the study of literature with a focus on genre and theory.

The texts  chosen  inter-connect, influence and illuminate each other, encouraging independent study

Details

Paper 1: Literary Genres:

Choice of two options:

Option 1A: Aspects of Tragedy

Option 1B: Aspects of Comedy

Study of three texts: one Shakespeare text; a second dram text and one further text, of which one must be written pre-1900

Paper 2: Texts and genres 

Choice of two options:

Option 2A: Elements of crime writing

Option 2B: Elements of political and social protest writing

Study of three texts: one post-2000 prose text; one poetry and one further text, of which one must be written pre-1900



How will it be delivered?

Paper 1: Literary Genres: 

Assessed

• written exam 2 hours 30 minutes

• closed book

• 75 marks

• 40% of A-level

Questions

Section A: One passage-based question on a Shakespeare text (25 marks)

Section B: One essay question on set Shakespeare text (25 marks)

Section C: One essay question linking two texts (25 marks)

Paper 2: Texts and genres

Exam will include an unseen passage.

Assessed

• written exam 3 hours

• open book

• 75 marks

• 40% of A-level

Questions

Section A: One compulsory question on an unseen passage (25 marks)

Section B: One essay question on set text (25 marks)

Section C: One essay question which connects two texts (25 marks)

Non-exam assessment: Theory and Independence

Study of two texts: one poetry and one prose text, informed by study of Critical anthology

Two essays of 1250 – 1500 words, each responding to a different text and linking to a different aspect of the Critical anthology

One essay can be re-creative. The re-creative piece will be accompanied by a commentary.

Assessed

• 50 marks

• 20% of A-level

• Assessed by teachers

• Moderated by AQA



Entry requirements

GCSE English Literature grade 6

Your next steps...

Journalism, Law, Teaching, Public Relations, Media, Civil Service, Business, Marketing.

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