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A Level in English Literature at Great Marlow School

Course description

You will be able to develop your interest n and enjoyment of English Literature, through reading widely, critically and independently, across centuries, genre and gender, and through experience of an extensive range of views about texts and how to read them.

The aims of the course are to develop independent, individual interests within the shared context and to combine both close and wider reading. You will think about how readers’ responses are shaped by the context, by writers’ choices and by other readers’ interpretations.

You will need to be an avid reader, prepared to offer your own opinions to texts studied, as well as listening carefully to the views of others and responding to these within your writing. You will need to express yourself clearly, using increasingly sophisticated vocabulary, and use punctuation and grammar accurately.

As well as careers in journalism, advertising and teaching, the skills gained in English can lead to students moving on to a wide range of careers. 

Entry requirements

Students should have achieved at least a Grade A and a Grade B overall in their English Language and English Literature exams to join this course.

Due to the extensive reading content, an informal discussion may be required with the Head of English prior to starting the course. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Great Marlow School directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years