ENGLISH LITERATURE AS LEVEL
Course Leader: Ms S Hone and Mr A Prior
Entry Requirements: Minimum 6 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 mainly at Grade 6 or above. English Language at Grade 5 and English Literature at Grade 6 or above.
The classroom always has a good atmosphere. It is easy to work independently too as there are lots of online resources.”
The course is designed as an additional option, studied along with your other main A level choices.
You will be reading and discussing examples from all the major literary genres and the course will cover authors as diverse as Geoffrey Chaucer and Tennessee Williams. Your teachers will help you to develop your own critical and creative responses to the authors whose works you encounter. You will discover connections between texts and you will see how literary texts can be interpreted in a variety of different ways. The ability to communicate fluently, accurately and effectively is an essential skill for all Literature students.
Trips to see set texts, particularly plays, in performance will be offered whenever possible.
English Literature develops analytical and essay-writing skills which are valued by academic institutions like universities and a wide range of professions.