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ENGLISH
LITERATURE
A2

LOVE THROUGH
THE AGES
A STUDENT
HANDBOOK

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CONTENTS

p1: Welcome
p2. Summary of course content
p3 Plan of the course
p4. A reading list
p5. Expectations
p6. Appendices
i. Performance descriptors
ii. Unit 4 information
iii. Assessment criteria


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Welcome




Welcome to English Literature A2, "Love Through the
Ages". Having successfully completed AS Literature, you
will be well-equipped for all the reading and analysis
necessary to do well at this level. The aim of the course is
to turn you into an "informed and independent reader"; we
hope that…

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Summary of Content

Unit 3: Reading for Meaning

Written paper, 2 hours and 30 minutes (30% of total A
Level mark).

4 unseen extracts for close study, comparison and critical
commentary.

2 questions, one comparing 2 extracts of the same genre
and the other comparing 2 extracts of the other…

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A reading list

Unlike AS, there is no set text, and no list of required
reading. This means that the wider reading is very much
based on individual taste both of staff and students. Your
teacher will give you a list of books to read as preparation
for coursework. You…

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The expectations of the course and of the department.

2. To turn up every lesson, with all the necessary texts
and having done the preparation/homework for that
lesson.
3. To return all borrowed books in good order and when
asked for them
4. To be willing to discuss texts in…

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Appendices

Here is some information that you might find useful,
copied from the specification. The full specification can be
found at:
http://web.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/eng_lit_a_new.php.
The course code is 2740.


Included here:

1. the weighting of the Assessment Objectives (AOs) for
A level
2. Boundary performance descriptors for the A level
3. Some…

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