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English Literature A Level at The John Fisher School

Course description

Ever wondered who else was writing plays during the time of Shakespeare? Then the new Literature course is for you! This course will broaden your literary horizons, focusing on key eras in the development of popularised literary traditions such as the Gothic, Romantic and Dystopian. Literature is the perfect companion of History, Classics, Latin, Politics, Theology, Media, Psychology & Art.

Course content

Nearly all University degrees today require the ability to comprehensively research, interpret and argue in a clear, perceptive and mature way on any given topic; studying English Literature will give you these analytical tools in spades. A Level (include AS units): Unit 1 – Shakespeare’s Hamlet Unit 2 - 14th Century works of Chaucer’s The Merchant’s Tale Unit 3 – Great Gatsby Unit 4 – (AS ONLY) Jerusalem – a modern play by Jezz Butterworth Unit 5 – Coursework: Genre Studies including: Feminist Literature, Dystopia, The Gothic, etc With a huge wider reading list this course is excellent preparation for any Russell Group University as well as being highly sought after by Cambridge and Oxford for its prepared research and analysis based skill set.

Entry requirements

Preferred GCSE Grade B in both GCSE English Language and English Literature.

Future opportunities

University courses in related areas, such as English, Education, Journalism are popular. This subject also compliments preparations for a future degree in Law, Politics, History, Media and Languages.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The John Fisher School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years