English Literature


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: A Level
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Why study English Literature?

  • I enjoy reading challenging texts and exploring their deeper levels of meaning
  • I enjoy group work and contributing my ideas
  • I want to find out about the contexts in which different texts were written.

What does the course consist of?

  • Studying a selection of modern and pre-twentieth century novels, poetry and plays (including Shakespeare)
  • Reading a variety of literature from all periods to help develop literary analysis skills
  • Developing strong, independent, critical skills
  • Workshops, DVDs, independent study, essays and theatre visits
  • Much of the work is done by discussion in groups.

How is this course assessed?

  • By examination (80%) and a coursework element (20%).

What might this course lead on to?

  • Higher education
  • Any career which requires good communication skills and confidence – Journalism, Broadcasting, Publishing, Marketing, Teaching, Law, Media Management, Digital & Social Media and Theatre.
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