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A Level English at The Giles Academy

Course description

This specification is built on a central organising principle: that the exploration of reading processes can be an interesting and enriching way to approach literary texts. Within this central idea, Literature is seen as consisting of possible groups of texts which can be categorised, and whose meaning can be negotiated in many different ways. In AS the focus is on comparing the ways in which stories are told and thereby construct different realities. At A2 this foundation is extended in two main ways: by looking in more detail at the way texts reproduce cultural meanings; and by considering the ways in which texts can be subjected to different types of critical approach, yielding different and potentially challenging interpretations.

Entry requirements

A minimum of: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above BTEC First Diploma at PASS or above and one GCSE grade at C or above BTEC First Certificate at PASS or above and 3 GCSEs at grade C or above The minimum requirements outlined above plus: Grade B at GCSE English Literature A minimum of grade C at GCSE English Language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Giles Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years