English Literature at Sarum Academy
Pupils will study a wide range of novels,
plays and poetry, from modern literature to
texts written up to 500 years ago.
Pupils will learn about the importance of
context and how a writer’s background,
contemporaries and the society they lived
in have all influenced their writing. You
will learn to analyse at a much deeper
level than required at GCSE, and be
encouraged to be creative and intuitive in
your response to texts. Along with
aspects of literary theory and criticism, you
will develop understanding of layers of
meaning in literature and how themes are
introduced and explored.
Pupils will develop as an informed,
independent reader of writers like Ian
McEwan, W H Auden, Shakespeare,
Tennessee Williams, to name but a few,
and be able to respond to their work with
critical perception and sophistication. You
will be encouraged to research
independently and apply your wider
knowledge to the study of set texts and
the wider world of literature. There will
also be the opportunity to take trips to
areas that influenced the writers and see
work performed in the theatre.
This course is offered at AS and A2 Level.
Grade C in GCSE English Language or
Literature is an entry requirement
alongside 4 other GCSEs at grade C or
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sarum Academy directly.