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English Literature A level at Lord Grey School

Course description

This is a two year course which takes an historicist approach to the study of literature that relies upon the reading of texts within a shared context. Students will be encouraged to explore the relationships that exist between texts and the context in which they are written, received and understood.

Course content

Students will read a wide range of writing from Shakespeare, through Austen and Bronte to modern authors such as Ian McEwan, F Scott Fitzgerald and Timberlake Wertenbaker.


Entry requirements

B grade in English and English Literature at GCSE is required to be enrolled on this course as well as having a deep love for reading and the analysis of text.


This course is assessed through three components: two written examinations (80% of total marks) and one independent critical study (20% of total marks).

Further information

This is an A2 route way only course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years