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English Literature A Level at Princes Risborough School

Course description

This is a very popular option, which can serve as a route to studying English at University. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, the course provides an opportunity for students to enhance their understanding and perceptions of life and literature, exploring how society and literature interrelate, and learning to synthesise a range of ideas and to express their views coherently and persuasively. The English department are committed to using interactive teaching styles which encourage and motivate pupils by giving them ownership of their learning.


The course is designed to:

  • be accessible to the full ability range within AS/A2
  • be progressive, building on skills developed at GCSE, combined with exciting new ways of looking at texts
  • offer greater flexibility in the selection, teaching and assessment of texts to suit the various traditions of literature in English

Entry requirements

Students should have a passion for English and a commitment to the subject. A*/A/B grades at GCSE would strongly indicate their suitability.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Princes Risborough School directly.

Last updated date: 10 March 2015
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Key information

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