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English Literature A Level at Teignmouth Community School

Course description

A-Level English Literature builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding established at GCSE. It is a rigorous and demanding course which develops your analytical technique. To be successful at English Literature you have to enjoy reading both widely and independently. The course explores reading processes in an interesting and enriching way. We offer English Literature which is a two year course.

Course content

- From 2015 the examinations for Advanced Level have been revised. The course will last 2 years with grades being accredited in the summer of the second year.
- The first year will focus on examination preparation ensuring all students are well equipped to deal with the transition from GCSE to A Level.
- The second year will focus on the preparation of a coursework portfolio and synoptic exam skills

Entry requirements

It is recommended that you obtain at least a grade 7 in English Language or English Literature at GCSE but applications from students with a high grade 6 will also be considered. You will need to demonstrate that you are eager to analyse a range of texts which aim to ‘stretch and challenge.’ You will also be asked to compare texts and consider different interpretations.

Future opportunities

English Literature opens doors to employment and higher education. As well as being of use in most careers, it is both a highly regarded degree subject in its own right and in combination with a whole range of other subjects because it fosters an understanding of people, relationships, critical thinking and develops communication skills. As part of a Sixth Form programme of study it combines well with Sociology, History, Drama, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language, Critical Thinking, Psychology and even a science like Biology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teignmouth Community School directly.

Last updated date: 02 May 2017

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