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English Literature A Level at Claremont High School Academy

Course description

This course encourages students to develop an enjoyment of English Literature, through reading widely, critically and independently. Students will study literature across the centuries, across genre and gender, and study a range of views about texts and how to read them. The skills acquired will equip students with either a firm foundation for study in Higher Education or to develop approaches to learning that will be valuable when seeking employment.

Students can study a one-year AS level course, which is a standalone qualification, or a two-year A-Level course. Students require both GCSE English and Literature qualifications preferably, although there is no specific requirement for prior learning. The AS qualification overlaps with the A-Level course, although it no longer contributes to the A-Level grade.

Students will develop the following skills and knowledge:

  • To articulate creative, informed and relevant responses to literary texts using coherent and accurate written expression.
  • To examine texts closely and demonstrate critical understanding of the ways in which form, structure and language shape meanings.
  • To explore the connections and comparisons between literary texts, informed by interpretations of other readers.
  • To explore the significance and influence of context in which literary texts and written and read.

Entry requirements

B in English Literature and B in English Language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Claremont High School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015
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Key information

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