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English Literature - AS / A Level at St Alban's Catholic High School

Course description

You will follow the AQA English Literature Specification A. You will start by studying

for the AS examination; this will allow you to get a sense of how well suited you are to

English Literature. It also means that you have a clear grade which you can put in any

UCAS application.

At AS you will study a Shakespeare play and a set of poems from either pre or post 1900.

Alongside this you will study two prose texts. You will be focussing on the theme of Love

Through the Ages and will examine the way in which your literary texts offer an insight in

writer’s thoughts and feelings about this interesting and controversial subject area. The A

Level course is a further year and incorporates the study that you have completed at AS

with a single examination on all that you have learnt.

Future opportunities

As English Literature is a traditional A Level, it is highly respected by universities and

employers. An A Level in English Literature will allow you to pursue a wide range of

careers which involve the ability to communicate with others and to empathise

Many of our students go on to pursue study of English Literature at a higher level.

An A Level in English Literature is highly regarded by all employers and is a

desirable competence.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Alban's Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2015
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