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English Literature at Kesteven Grantham's Girl School

Course description

Ever wondered what makes u suspend disbelief and enter the world of a novel we are reading? Why is it we love characters and hate others? How do we decide that one book is Literature - with a big L and another is an airport read? These are the kinds of thinfgs we debate in English Literature, a course which will enable students to develop their critical, analytical and thinking skills.

A Level English Literature is a demanding but interesting option. This academic subject requires a commitment to the course and an understanding and love of literature. The course aims to encourage an enjoyment and appreciation of Literature based on an informed personal response and to extend this appreciation where it has already been acquired.

At AS: students will study a classic novel written before 1990, a novel written post 1990, a selection of poetry 1800-1945 and two plays within the genre of Comedy (one by Shakespeare). Texts are selected based on the passions of individual teachers and the needs of the students, but for 2013 include, Birdsong by Sebastian Fawkes, The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald, Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing, The History Boys and the poetry of W H Auden and Robert Browning.

Entry requirements

The normal criteria for entry are: Passes at A*- C in both English and mathematics 6 A*- B grade GCSEs A grade B or above in the subjects you wish to study at Advanced level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kesteven Grantham's Girl School directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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