English Literature *Fees Payable* at Cobham Hall *Fees Payable*
Studying English at A Level provides students with a stimulating intellectual challenge and the opportunity to develop their subject expertise by responding creatively, critically and independently to a range of texts from different time periods and genres.
Students will engage in close analysis, exploring how authors shape meanings; consider the relationships between literary works, including their thematic and stylistic conventions; and evaluate the significance and influence of the context of a text’s production
and reception. This study enables students to investigate and to make connections; to draw out patterns of similarity and difference using a variety of reading strategies and perspectives. Students are encouraged to debate and challenge the interpretations
of other readers as they develop their own informed personal responses. Research and planning skills are also developed as students explore the wider context and language of a text and structure their findings into essay form.
A study of English promotes: an enquiring mind; critical and insightful judgement; and the awareness of how stories and messages are constructed, preparing students to negotiate the world successfully and to self-reflect on their place within it. Studying universal concepts such as: gender and the dynamics between men and women; politics and power; fate & free will gives students a deeper and broader perception of life and, through their reading, an appreciation of history, culture and philosophy. Students should actively enjoy reading and discussing texts.
Progression after Sixth Form: English equips students with excellent transferrable skills such as communication, providing an excellent basis for progression to higher education and for enhanced employability.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cobham Hall *Fees Payable* directly.