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English Literature at The Sir John Colfox School

Course description

English Literature is a rich and rewarding subject which gives students the opportunity to study a wide range of exhilarating and important literary texts. A love of reading is vital, as well as the desire to explore challenging language, interpretations, theories and ideas.

The course explores contemporary prose (such as The Kite Runner and Enduring Love), poetry (such as Auden and Robert Frost) and contemporary drama texts. Shakespeare is studied, notably his comedies. Twelfth Night and The Tempest being examples. Students consider aspects of genre, theme and narrative craft, context and interpretation , with broader literary concepts and theory being considered at A2. The subject is tremendously successful in developing critical analysis and personal response, both in writing and discussion.

Entry requirements

Students are required to have achieved B grade at English GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sir John Colfox School directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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