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English Literature Pre-U Cambridge at The Petchey Academy

Course description

The Cambridge Pre-U Literature in English course will enable students to study a wide of range of Literature that they have not accessed so far in their studies. They will study a selection of core texts and also have the oppportunity to choose their own texts to suit their interests in order to complete a Personal Investigation.

This course is designed to equip students with the skills required to make a success of their subsequent studies at university, involving not only a solid grounding in the subject at an appropriate level, but also the ability to undertake independent and self-directed learning and to think laterally, critically and creatively.

There are four components to the Cambridge Pre-U Literature in English course, two compulsory text-based closed book examination papers, and an unseen Comment and Analysis paper, which includes fiction and non-fiction texts and the opportunity for recreative writing. The intention is to create a balance of set texts and to encourage both wide reading in preparation for the Comment and Analysis paper and the pursuit of individual teachers’ and students’ enthusiasms in the Personal Investigation.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in English Language and English Literature.

Future opportunities

English Literature is a skills based course and therefore opens the door to many exciting careers. The critical thinking, communication and analytical skills you will learn are transferable to careers from Accountancy to Law to Politics to PR and many more. With a qualification in English Literature, you can literally do anything!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Petchey Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2017
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