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English Literature AS & A Level at St Anne's Catholic School

Course description

Do you have an interest in reading a wide variety of literature from the past and the present? Do you like to express your opinions and justify your comments on texts? Do you want to study a subject relevant to your life and experience?

Course content

Studying English Literature will help you to develop your interest and enjoyment of literature by reading widely, including texts from other cultures and other ages. During the course you will gain an understanding of cultural, historical and other infl uences on texts. You will need an ability to analyse what you have read and be able to communicate your ideas effectively in writing.

By studying English Literature you will be developing transferable skills through taking part in discussions about texts; making presentations on aspects of texts; using ICT for research and presentations; and working with others to plan and present.

Entry requirements

Grade B and above in English Language and English Literature GSCE required.


AS-level is assessed through two written exams, each of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

A-level is assessed through two written exams and coursework: one exam of 3 hours and one of 2 hours. One piece of coursework is submitted.

Future opportunities

A qualifi cation in English Literature can help you to develop your career path. You can study it as a single subject at degree level, or you can use it as the basis for any arts-based subject in combination with history, media, philosophy, law, politics or languages.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Anne's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016

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