English Literature at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form
English Literature at AS/A Level will develop your understanding and enjoyment of literary studies through the exploration of a range of texts. You will be encouraged to become an independent and reflective reader, who can draw on a number approaches to interpret literary works.
The course is designed to deepen your understanding of both the classics of English Literature and a variety of modern texts. Alongside Shakespeare, you could find yourself studying writers such as Louis de Bernieres and Margaret Atwood.
Through group work and discussion, you will develop insight as a critical reader. You will develop increasing confidence to express yourself when talking and writing about literature. As reflective learners, you will be encouraged to assess your own progress and peer assessment will play a vital role in your understanding of ways forward. You will be expected to read several substantial texts as well as completing research, writing essays and giving presentations.
Your developing skills in English Literature will complement every area of study.
5 A* - C grades at GCSE including a Grade B or above in English and English Literature.
Drama, History and Law are just a few subjects that draw on the skills developed through the close analysis of a written text. English Literature is a highly respected academic subject and many students have gone on to study Arts and Sciences at top Universities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uplands Community College School Sixth Form directly.