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English Literature A Level at Harlington Upper School

Course description

This course aims to develop your interest and enjoyment of English Literature through reading widely, critically and independently, across centuries, genres and genders. You will explore alternative views about texts and come to more convincing interpretations as a result. As a discursive subject, debate in lessons is an important way that you will form opinions about texts. The course’s aim is for you to be critical, so the most significant skill you will develop is how to construct logical and coherent written arguments. You will develop as an informed, independent reader, reaching an understanding of meaning through the close study of texts, learned knowledge of contexts and a consideration of other possible meanings.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in English language and English Literature. Recommended grade 5.

Further information

Learning strategies:

• Discussion and seminar work
• Presentations
• Note making and consolidation
• Mini-essays
• Longer, exploratory essays
• Language analysis work
• Text transformation
• Use of ICT resources
• Educational visits/trips
• Independent reading and study

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harlington Upper School directly.

Last updated date: 02 November 2017
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Key information

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