English Literature at The Grange School
The A level English Literature course is designed
for those who genuinely enjoy literature, reading
and essay-writing. It offers an interesting and
varied taste of a wide range of literature (texts from
the 1600s to modern day) which is studied with
reference to its historical context. We are excited
about the course which we think presents literature
as a lively and interesting subject concerned with
human nature and the issues associated with life.
There is much to discuss!
COURSE STRUCTURE and
In practice, the course involves a good deal of discussion in class of the set works, and
of topics arising from these books, together with reading (including critical works) and
essay-writing on relevant issues. The AS syllabus gives you an opportunity to study each
genre: drama, poetry and fiction. A2 offers greater specialisation and breadth.
The AS/A2 system requires you to take two units at the end of the first year, which
may be retaken if necessary. The two final units are taken in your UVI year, if you are
completing the A level.
Our standard academic entry requirements
into the Sixth Form at The Grange School are:
¬ Students should secure Grade A or A* in the
four or five subjects to be studied at AS level;
¬ Where the subject is not offered at GCSE
(e.g. Philosophy), we would expect to see
evidence of Grade A or A* in related subjects;
¬ These results should be accompanied with
four other GCSEs at Grade B or above which
should include English and Mathematics if
they are not one of the chosen AS subjects;
¬ Any remaining GCSE examination results
should be at Grade C or above.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grange School directly.