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English Language and Literature at Andover College

Course description

The course will deliver opportunities for exploring classic literary texts from novels, to plays to poetry, such as Shakespeare’s Othello and war poetry by Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. The course also uses the genre of war literature as a basis for creative writing for the coursework. It will explore how we speak and what influences our language, as well as studying gothic fairy tales by Angela Carter and the classic gothic novel Dracula. Both lecturers who deliver this course have studied creative writing at degree level and attend workshops to keep their writing skills up to date. One of the lecturers has a background in journalism and these skills are used in the teaching of the coursework unit.

It is vital that you have a desire to read a range of literary and non-fiction texts. To successfully complete this course you will also need to be an enthusiastic writer. There are opportunities to extend your understanding of the topics through study trips, for example, a student conference on gothic writing or a trip around London on the ghost bus! The course also offers theatre trips to see performances of Shakespeare’s plays as well as more contemporary performances and visits from authors and playwrights.

Entry requirements

5 A*- C grades at GCSE including a grade C or above in English Literature.Interview Required: Yes

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Andover College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years