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English Literature at Joseph Swan Academy

Course description

At Advanced Level in English we develop many of the skills you have acquired at GCSE but in far greater depth. We hope to inspire and develop your interest and enjoyment of literature through reading a range of texts and through encouraging your individual and original interpretations of them.

This course provides you with an opportunity to study a subject that is held in high academic regard, but which may also be a personal passion or interest. The study of English Literature at this level offers personal enrichment and a potential pathway to further/higher study and rewarding future careers. You can expect to be given strong individual support to achieve your maximum potential on this course, as well as active, effective and student-centred classroom learning.

AS English Literature will provide you with an introduction to the discipline of advanced literary studies and will present opportunities for reading widely as well as for making creative and well informed responses to each of the major literary genres.

You will study a wide variety of poetry, prose and drama, sitting an exam and completing coursework to demonstrate that you understand form and language, different interpretations of texts, the way texts relate to one another and the contexts in which they are written and read.

Entry requirements

2’B’s in GCSE English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Joseph Swan Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years