The English Department at Morriston offers AS/ A Level in English Literature, following the WJEC specification
(Qualification Accreditation Numbers GCE AS: 601/5405/6 and GCE A level: 601/5389/1). The two AS Units are studied and assessed at the end of year 12.
A further three units that lead to the A2 qualification are taught and assessed in year 13.
It is expected that students embark on this course will have attained B grades in English Literature at GCSE.
Throughout the course, you will study a range of texts- novels, plays and poetry- from different periods. Most of these are assessed via an examination.
However, there is also the non-examination assessment opportunity where you select and work on writing a 2500-3500 word assignment based on the reading of two prose texts from different periods, one pre2000 and one post-2000, nominated by the centre.
|12||WJEC English Literature Unit 1: Prose Fiction pre-1900 and Drama||You will immerse yourself in the absorbing study of two: an acclaimed novel written before 1900 and celebrated play written after 1900|
|WJEC English Literature Unit 2: Poetry Post 1900||This unit offers the fantastic opportunity to study one pair of fascinating poetry texts from the
renowned poets listed below:
Edward Thomas & Alun Lewis
Philip Larking & Carol Ann Duffy
DH Lawrence & Gillian Clarke
Seamus Heaney & Owen Sheers
Ted Hughes & Sylvia Plath
|13||WJEC English Literature Unit 3: Poetry Pre-1900 and Unseen Poetry||This unit offers the chance to study the work of Chaucer, Keats, Milton, Donne, or Rossetti in depth. Additionally, you will develop the skills necessary to tackle unseen poetry.|
|WJEC English Literature Unit 4: Shakespeare||You will study, in depth, one of the fantastic Shakespeare plays listed below:
Henry IV part1
Anthony & Cleopatra
|WJEC English Literature Unit 5: Prose Study||This unit is internally assessed and externally moderated. It requires you to submit a 2500- 3500 word assignment based on the reading of two prose texts by different authors, one published pre-2000 and the other published post-2000. Both texts must be nominated and submitted to WJEC for approval by the end of September in the year prior to submission.|
Whilst going to on to University to study for an English Literature degree is a popular option for many of our students, it is not your only option. An English Literature A level qualification opens up doors to a myriad of degree-level subjects and allows you to go on to pursue a career in law, journalism, publishing, editing, teaching, broadcast media, and even politics amongst many other.