English Literature at Calday Grange Grammar School
The course extends and develops the work done for GCSE. The texts that are studied are generally more demanding than those studied earlier and they are examined in closer detail. Though the set texts serve as the staple of the course, a great deal of background reading, of original literary works, of extracts and of works of criticism, is essential to success. Only if you enjoy reading extensively should you embark on this course. You will develop your ability to respond to literary material of all kinds and acquire a vocabulary and style appropriate to the mature discussion of literary ideas. The study of English Literature is a personal and creative activity. It leads to greater insight into personali-ty, motives, relationships, cultural issues and, indeed, every aspect of human experience. It develops flex-ible and adaptable skills and offers opportunities to debate issues in stimulating ways.
In order to study English Literature at AS Level you must achieve at least Grade B in both English Language and English Literature in Year 11. The only exception to this requirement is for students who have joined Calday from schools where the opportunity to sit English Literature as a separate examination was not available. You should not consider this subject unless you regularly read for pleasure. If you never read fiction except when required to do so at school, another English option would probably suit you better.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Calday Grange Grammar School directly.