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AS/A2 English Literature at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle

Course description

This course is designed to encourage students to read widely and independently, to explore literary texts for their own intrinsic value and to set them within their appropriate literary, cultural and historical contexts. A willingness to read widely and to share an informed and personal response is most necessary.


AS consists of two units:
The study of narrative in poetry and prose
Coursework based on two drama texts, one of which must be by Shakespeare.

A2 consists of two further units:
1. Exploration of the Gothic genre.
2. Coursework based on a comparative study of two texts and the application of critical ideas to diverse texts.

Entry requirements

In order to study AS English Literature you should have gained at least a grade B in GCSE English.

Future opportunities


This remains the traditional English Literature course and leads to a wide range of options in Higher Education. More than this, it provides a valuable educational and cultural background for any ambitious student.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Horncastle directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years