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English Literature A Level at The Broxbourne School

Course description

Students study a range of texts across the three literary genres, poetry, prose and drama. They also study texts from
different periods up to and including post 1990 literature. Throughout the course, students will develop their ability to enjoy
and understand texts by enhancing their powers of analysis and judgement. They will consider writers’ literary techniques,
their methods and possible intentions. Evaluative discussion is fostered and links between texts and contextual factors are
The course consists of two units at AS, covering 6 texts and two units at A2, covering a further 6 texts. A number of critical
texts are also read and discussed to provide broader context and comparison with primary texts.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements to The Broxbourne School Sixth Form are based on both the average KS4 points achieved in the summer of year 11 and specific grades gained in subjects relevant to those that they wish to pursue in the Sixth Form. Students are expected to take four AS subjects and AS General Studies in Year 12 and should have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study.
To enter the Sixth Form to study 4 or 5 AS / A-level courses students should have achieved at least 5+ A* - C grades including English and Maths, must have demonstrated a consistently serious attitude to study and
• gained an average points score of 43 points or more and,
• achieved the entry grade B in the GCSE subject they wish to study at AS / A-level or in the case of subjects not taken at GCSE the entry grade in related subjects
• achieve at least an A in GCSE Maths to take AS level Maths

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 November 2014
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Key information

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