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Literature in English

H1 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH (SYLLABUS 8832) / H2 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH (SYLLABUS 9509)


Aims


The H1 Literature programme aims to develop culturally aware students with a love of reading, an ability to critically examine texts, and the skills and rhetoric essential to develop critical and informed arguments. The teaching programme is designed to develop independent, self-directed learners who are able to think critically. We envision a participatory and collaborative learning environment where teachers facilitate discussion and mutual understanding rather than serve as the sole sources of information. Students who are active in discussion and engaging with their peers will find Literature an enriching experience.
We are confident that the fluent communication skills, analytical acumen, and cultural literacy that Literature students will achieve are critical and relevant in fields ranging from business, the professions, academia, and STEM-related careers. The successful student of literature knows how to analyse any subject, win hearts and minds through a persuasive argument about it, and back this perspective up with rigorous logic.

There are no specific requirements to take the subject.

Approach


The primary modes of Literature education at ACJC are through tutorials and online learning. Tutorials are interactive and collaborative, with teachers facilitating students’ exploration of texts and ideas. In conjunction with the tutorials, the Department makes extensive use of ICT tools, on which specially created content online lectures are posted, along with worksheets, and uploaded enrichment materials. Lectures are scheduled during revision periods to focus on specific critical content review areas. CA assessments include written tests and examinations, written essay assignments, and quizzes.

Programme


  • Candidates offering Literature in English at H1 level will sit for one paper:

Paper 1: Reading Literature
This paper provides an introduction to the three literary genres of poetry, prose, and drama, along with the basics of critical analysis.
Unseen Poetry: Single Poem Analysis
Drama: Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare
Prose: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

The assessment for H1 Literature at ‘A’ level consists of one 3 hour examination, consisting of three essay questions.

The syllabus may be accessed at the following link:

  • Candidates offering Literature in English at H2 level will sit for two papers:

Paper 1: Reading Literature
This paper provides an introduction to the three literary genres of poetry, prose, and drama, along with the basics of critical analysis, and comparative criticism.
  • Unseen Poetry: Poetry Comparison
  • Drama: Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare
  • Prose: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Paper 2: The English Renaissance (1509-1660)
This paper focuses on English writing from 1509 to 1660. Students will cover three texts, examining them in relation to the themes and concerns of the period, both as individual texts, and in comparison to each other. Additionally, students will engage in analysis of unseen prose, poetry and drama from the period.
  • Selected Poems, Andrew Marvell
  • Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe
  • Women Beware Women, Thomas Middleton
  • Unseen Prose, Poetry, and Drama extracts

The assessment for H2 Literature at ‘A’ level consists of two 3 hour examinations, consisting of three essay questions each.

The syllabus may be accessed at the following link:

H3 LITERATURE IN ENGLISH (SYLLABUS 9823)


Aims


Literature at the H3 level aims to create students who are capable of engaging in independent research, engage critically with primary and secondary sources as well as negotiating different critical approaches to their texts.

Approach


H3 candidates will produce a research paper on a topic and texts of their choice.

Students will be guided through the process of crafting a research proposal asserting their initial critical approach to three texts of their choice. They will then embark on expanding this into a research essay. In the course of the crafting of the research essay, students will have up to three conferences with their Research Supervisor to provide feedback on the research essay’s progress.

Programme


The assessment for Literature at the H3 level consists of a research essay of between 3000-3500 words, along with a research proposal and process review document.

The syllabus may be accessed at the following link: