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A level English Literature at Garforth Academy

Course description

The aim of this course is to develop an enjoyment and appreciation of English Literature, both in and beyond the classroom. You will be encouraged to read widely and it is for that reason that only those with a love of reading should consider this subject.

English literature focuses on independence, and this is further encouraged throught the opportunity for you to write about a book and poem of your choice for your coursework, and apply aspects of literary criticism to them.

Course content

The course itself is broken into two units, both of which focus on different genres: the tragedy genre and social and political protest writing. Within thse two units, you will study a range of texts including novels, poems and plays, and explore the ways in which meaning is shaped by the genre they belong to. This is heightened through the study of characters, plot and themes to provide what we hope will be an analytical and evaluative approach to the texts.

The course is designed for those woth a love of reading, who relish discussion and debate, and who want to be able to form and articulate thoughts in an increasingly compelling way.

English literature doesn't confine you to one area, instead allowing you to explore times of past, present and future and broaden not only your literary mind, but your creativity and personal view of the world.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at Grades 9-4 including

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and Grade 5/6 Literature


Exam: 80% (2 Papers)

Coursework: 20%

Future opportunities

Careers in: Journalism, Teaching and Academia, Law, Publishing, Film/TV production, Advertising, Marketing, PR, Business, Accounting and Finance.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 November 2018
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