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English Literature A Level at The Buckingham School - A Sports College

Course description

This challenging course will develop students knowledge and understanding of English Literature through the study of novels, plays and poetry. The course encourages students to develop an interest in and enjoyment of English Literature, through reading widely, critically and independently, across centuries, genre and gender, and through experience of an extensive range of views about texts and how to read them.

Entry requirements

When studying A level English Literature students are expected to complete extensive wider reading. They will be provided with a reading list and are expected to read extensively in their own time and to keep a reading journal.

They are also expected to research authors, contexts and critics to inform their wider reading work as well as take advantage of any opportunities to visit the theatre. Students are expected to meet deadlines and ensure the work they produce is to a consistently high standard.

For A level English Literature students must have gained a C or above in GCSE English Language or Literature.

Future opportunities

English Literature A level provides an excellent foundation for degree level study in almost any field.

The AS and A2 History curriculum can support AS and A2 English Literature as the course requires students to have a detailed understanding of historical contexts and literary periods. Media can also work alongside this course, both courses focus on skills of analysis and interpretation.

Further information

Miss A Stepney, Curriculum Leader for English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Buckingham School - A Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years