English Literature A level at Kineton High School
English Literature will appeal to those students who enjoy reading, and want to look in detail at a range of significant literary texts, including poetry, novels and plays.
You will study a wide selection of set texts, which will be drawn from a range of historical periods. Your texts will include at least one Shakespeare play, modern and pre-20th century novels, and a range of poetry. Topics covered include Love through the Ages and World War 1 and its aftermath.
To study A Level English Literature, you need to:
- be an enthusiastic reader of a range of demanding literary texts;
- be keen to continue the work begun at GCSE in studying Shakespeare and other important writers, but at much greater depth;
- enjoy discussing, and writing about, the texts you read.
We aim to stimulate and develop your appreciation of literature; to develop your understanding of the ways in which a writer's choices of form, structure and language express meanings; to enable you to express clearly your knowledge, understanding and opinions, both in discussion and in writing.
In order to study English Literature A-Level you will need to achieve grade 6 or above in GCSE English (Language or Literature). Students who achieve a high grade 5 will be considered.
Assessment is by examination and coursework.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kineton High School directly.