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English Literature A Level at Copthall School

Course description

Studying English Literature gives you a way with words – the ability to understand, analyse, explore ideas, create arguments and express yourself in speech and writing.


Course content

Course outline: Modern and older texts covering drama, poetry and prose; 2 pieces of coursework

Component 1: Pre-1900 Drama and Poetry

Component 2: Comparative and Contextual study

Component 3: Literature Post-1900 Non-examined unit (coursework)

Entry requirements

Essential student qualifications/abilities:

• At least Grade 6 in English and English Literature

• Excellent communication skills

• Effective essay writing skills

• A willingness to read and study independently as well as working with others

• The ability to meet strict deadlines

• A passion for reading

Future opportunities

Higher education opportunities:

English skills relate to most degrees and career paths. English is an academic subject that is well regarded by universities, colleges and employers. It is an ‘enabling subject’ for Russell Group Universities. As well as English Literature courses, the subject is particularly useful for university courses requiring excellent verbal and written communication skills such as Law, History, Media Studies and Drama.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 February 2018
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Key information

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