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English Literature A Level at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

Course description

Literature shares the stories of different times and cultures, taking readers on journeys to both the unknown and familiar, and talking to us about our own lives and experiences. It often reflects a more accurate picture of a society than history books. English Literature is a flexible and adaptable subject that opens up a wide range of career choices. English students develop written and spoken communication skills, working independently and thinking critically; skills which are highly valued by employers.

English Literature A Level gives you the opportunity to:

• Build on the literature skills and knowledge that you already have from GCSE, reading novels, plays and poetry from various times and cultures

• Discuss and explore texts you are reading in a small group environment

• Visit the theatre to see performances of texts you are studying

• Read in more depth and detail than you have been able to at GCSE level

• Read the words of the inspiring, unconventional and exploratory writers of different times and cultures

• Explore works written by both men and women

• Develop your knowledge of the history and experiences of different cultures

• Develop your analytical, discursive and independent study skills; skills which will support all other A Level/ degree courses

This course develops your communicative, exploratory and analytical skills and is an excellent one for leading to a range of university courses. Contrary to popular belief, teaching is not the main occupation of English graduates; many go into law, general management, research and consultancy and the public services as well as publishing and the creative industries. Statistics also show English students perform better than many other graduate groups in finding employment.

English has a long standing and respected base in higher education: “You develop the insight of an artist, the analytical precision of a scientist and the persuasiveness of a lawyer.” (Prof. Moran, Brunel University)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 05 November 2014
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Key information

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

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