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English Literature AS/A2 at West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy)

Course description

This course will transport you to the blood-soaked battlefields of France in 1917, whisk you away into the world of spine-chilling gothic and allow you to consider the human condition like never before through the wonderful, inspiring world of literature. You will read a range of fantastic, exciting texts (both modern and classic) which you will then be able to analyse in the lively atmosphere of the classroom, where you will have the opportunity to put forward your interpretations of the texts and argue against the views of others. The course also has an excellent record of helping students move into higher education.

Course content

• How to analyse unseen texts and bring in wider reading texts. • How to structure an essay. • How to analyse aspects of form, structure and language in texts in a detailed, perceptive manner. • How to skilfully compare and contrast texts. • How to analyse the social/historical relevance of texts

Entry requirements

B grades in English and English Literature.


Year 12: 60% = A two hour exam at the end of the course. 40% = two pieces of coursework. Year 13: A two hours, fifteen minutes exam at the end of the course. 40% = one piece of coursework

Future opportunities

This qualification is a very prestigious one, which is highly valued by all universities because it is one of the ‘classic’ A levels and so can be a stepping stone to degrees in English Language or Literature, Journalism, Law, Education and Humanities As the course will hone your reading skills, your writing skills, your ability to analyse quite complex concepts and – through presentations to the class – your communication skills, it is a qualification that is valued by all manner of professions, particularly useful subject to journalism, the media, the law, writing, publishing or teaching.

Further information

Literature is a subject that is all about opinions, so there will be lots of opportunities where students can give individual or group presentations where they will share their interpretations of texts. There will also be teacher led activities, group discussions, research projects and the use of ICT.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy) directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2015
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  • Start date: Next September

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