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English Literature A level at Kineton High School

Course description

English Literature will appeal to those students who enjoy reading, and want to look in detail at a range of significant literary texts, including poetry, novels and plays.

Course content

You will study a wide selection of set texts, which will be drawn from a range of historical periods. Your texts will include at least one Shakespeare play, modern and pre-20th century novels, and a range of poetry. Topics covered include Love through the Ages and World War 1 and its aftermath.

To study A Level English Literature, you need to:

- be an enthusiastic reader of a range of demanding literary texts;
- be keen to continue the work begun at GCSE in studying Shakespeare and other important writers, but at much greater depth;
- enjoy discussing, and writing about, the texts you read.

We aim to stimulate and develop your appreciation of literature; to develop your understanding of the ways in which a writer's choices of form, structure and language express meanings; to enable you to express clearly your knowledge, understanding and opinions, both in discussion and in writing.

Entry requirements

In order to study English Literature A-Level you will need to achieve grade 6 or above in GCSE English (Language or Literature). Students who achieve a high grade 5 will be considered.


Assessment is by examination and coursework.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 February 2017
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