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English Literature AS & A Level at Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

The English Literature Edexcel A-Level course aims to combine the skills of reading with interest, understanding and enjoyment and an ability to think and write critically and analytically. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to pursue their own interests and to take part in visits to theatres, cinemas and university lectures. Students will be expected to research the social, cultural and historical contexts of their texts and join in group discussions and presentations. They will study a wide range of writers from a variety of periods, with a key aspect of the course wider, independent reading. Students will learn to critique others’ perspectives and indeed be a critical evaluator themselves.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE English Literature


Eight texts will be studied during the course. English Literature is assessed through coursework (25%) and exam based modules (75%).

Future opportunities

Traditionally English Literature students go on to higher education; occupational interests usually covers journalism, law and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blessed Hugh Faringdon Catholic School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016

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