English Literature

English Literature

A Level

3rd Sep `22

2 Years


Attleborough Academy Norfolk

Attleborough Academy  Attleborough Academy is an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation.

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Attleborough Academy 

Attleborough Academy is an inclusive, friendly and effective learning community with high aspirations and a reputation for innovation. Excellent relationships between students and staff are at the heart of the ethos of the Academy and are often commented on by those who come in to visit.

The Sixth Form offers a wide range of Advanced Level courses together with additional entitlement activities. We presently have approximately 120 students and this should rise to over 180 over the next couple of years as we are receiving record numbers of applications year on year.

Attleborough Academy was the first Secondary School in East Anglia to be awarded the prestigious Challenge Award for their educational provision for the most able. 

Attleborough students have the chance to develop a wide range of interests:  we run a number of overseas visits each year (including a Ski Trip, and European tours to Italy, Austria, Germany and beyond); in Year 13 students have the opporunity to be elected to the Presidents Team who represent and help to develop the Sixth Form; the Youth STEM Award is being introduced at Gold Level for those who wish to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths; the Duke of Edinburgh Award is offered via our link with the Norfolk D of E group; and much more besides.

Facilities at this Provider:

With significant investment in Facilities having been made over the past few years and additional investment planned, Sixth Formers now enjoy a facility with four separate rooms with upgraded computers and larger screens to enable them to complete private study. With a new Sixth Form building to be developed in the 2020-21 academic year.

A dedicated Progress Mentor is on hand to support students with study and revision skills, as well as offering careers and applications guidance. 

Students are provided with both Office 365 and Google accounts, which enables them to work in the cloud, and install the Office suite of applications at home for free, on up to five computers or laptops.

For students studying Media, Photography, Drama or Product Design, recent investments in new camera equipment give students access to photographic equipment rarely seen on this scale in an education environment. In Computing; the lab gives students an environment to code, test and develop their own solutions to computing problems.

Type of Provider: School with Sixth Form


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Course details

AQA A Level English Literature A 7712B

The new specification encourages guided and independent study of a range of texts aimed at developing knowledge and appreciation of great Literature within shared contexts and across time. A variety of assessment styles are addressed and the course offers clear progression from GCSE. The A Level course provides strong stand-alone qualifications. We aim to offer the two year full A Level course.

Year 1 Units:

Love Through The Ages – study of three set texts: one poetry and  one prose, of which one must be written pre-1900, and one Shakespeare Play. Students will also study wider Love texts through time to learn the skills of analysing and evaluating unseen poetry.

Year 2 Units:

Texts in shared contexts focussed on either WW1 and its aftermath, or Literature from 1945 to present day. Students will study three set texts: one poetry, one play and one prose, of which one must have been written post 2000. Students also carry out an independent critical study – a comparative study of two texts, of which one is pre-1900, and write a coursework piece of 2500 words.

A Level: 2 examinations and one 2500 word essay.
1) 3 Hour exam, 3 questions: a) Shakespeare, b) Unseen Poetry, c) Comparing texts. Open book in c)only
2) 2hours 30 mins examination Texts in Shared Contexts 2 questions: a) set text b)contextual linking unseen extract and set text
3) Independent critical study completing 2500 word essay with bibliography comparing two texts, one of which written pre 1900


Attleborough Academy, 9 Norwich Road, Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17 2AJ

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Qualification: A Level
Exam Board: AQA - City & Guilds

Admission details

Age: 16-19

Entry Requirements for this Course:

English Language 5  |  English Literature 5

Progression into the second year of the course is reliant on students achieving a minimum D grade in the End of Year 1 Exam.



  • Andy Cole (Head of Sixth Form)
  • Attleborough Academy Norfolk
  • 01953452335