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English Literature A Level at Twynham School

Course description

The AS/A Level qualification in English Literature will encourage you to develop your interest and enjoyment in literary studies through reading widely, independently and critically. The course will give you an introduction to the traditions of English Literature. The AS Level will allow you to develop as a confident and reflective reader of a range of texts and you will learn to express your responses effectively through speech and writing.

You will learn to use critical concepts and terminology with understanding and discrimination. You will be encouraged to reflect on your own responses to texts, consider other readers' interpretations and develop awareness of the contexts in which texts were written. The A Level will broaden and deepen your knowledge, skills and understanding and enable you to gain a wider sense of the scope of literary study. You will be encouraged to use your detailed knowledge and understanding of individual texts to explore comparisons and links between them, and to appreciate the significance of cultural and historical influences upon readers and writers.

Course Content


  • Component 1: Unseen Poetry and Drama
  • Component 2: Prose

A Level

  • Component 1: Drama
  • Component 2: Prose
  • Component 3: Poetry 

Course content


Entry requirements

Essential Entry Requirements:

  • Grade B or above at GCSE in
  • A minimum of 4 ‘B’ grades and 2 ‘C’ grades to include C or above in English and Mathematics

Preferred Entry Requirements

  • English grade B




How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years