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At A Level classes are small with plenty of opportunity for discussions and individual attenti
At AS Level, students study an exciting range of texts and develop both their analytical and creative writing. They submit a coursework folder that includes a piece of creative writing with a commentary and a comparative essay on two prose texts, such as Forsterís A Room with a View and Austenís Emma or two of Edith Whartonís novels, The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome. Students also sit an examination at the end of the year based on their study of poetry and drama. This year, they are working on Stoppardís Arcadia and the poetry of either Larkin and Abse or Duffy and Pugh.
The course at A2 provides students with plenty of challenge and interest. The examination component currently includes a study of John Donneís poetry and a comparison of The Tempest and Doctor Faustus. The coursework unit is wide-ranging and involves girls writing about three texts from different periods and genres. Within this task, there is a real focus on independent study, as one of the texts is not taught in class and titles are negotiated between individual students and their teachers.