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English Literature A Level at Bishop Heber High School

Course description

English Literature is concerned with the study of poetry, prose and drama. The course aims to help you to develop your interest in and enjoyment of literature and literary studies through reading widely and independently both set texts and others that you will have selected for yourself. 

During your studies you will be encouraged to engage creatively with texts and different ways of responding to them thinking about both your own views and those of other readers.

During your course there will be theatre visits to see texts that you are studying in performance and activities such as visiting theatre directors working with you to help you towards a more sophisticated understanding of drama.

What abilities are important?

  • Interest and enthusiasm
  • Ability to formulate, structure and sustain an argument
  • An open mind, curiosity and a willingness to change
  • Love of, and confidence in reading
  • Creativity
  • Independent study skills 

Course content

What will I be studying?

There are a number of possibilities about set texts and the precise breakdown of the units but the following aspects of English are all likely to be involved.

  • Modern Drama
  • 20th Century poets
  • Novels from different periods
  • Shakespeare and related drama
  • Pre 1800 poetry

Entry requirements

At least Grade C in GCSE English Language and English Literature (Higher Tier)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Heber High School directly.

Last updated date: 31 August 2016

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