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English Literature - A Level at Bourne Academy

Course description

We aim to encourage students to develop their interest in and enjoyment of literature and literacy studies as they:

• Read widely and independently;

• Engage creatively with texts;

• Develop and apply their knowledge in speech and writing;

• Explore contexts and traditions.

During the two year course students will study both modern and traditional literature across a variety of genres. In addition to studying the set texts it is essential that students undertake wider reading. Students will be required to buy some of the set texts so that they can annotate them, (cost approximately £8 for AS and £10 for A2.)

Course content

English Literature A Level will help you gain understanding of our literary

heritage and prepare you for further study at degree level. English study will

improve your writing and understanding; improving communication and your

career prospects in any field.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B or above in both English Language and English Literature.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 September 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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    • We believe Bourne Academy offers a unique environment for post-16 education. Our aim is to give each student an opportunity to shape their futures; to develop self-worth, to become more confident competent citizens.

      Our sixth formers are young men and women on the cusp of further education at University, College or new careers.

      We believe that hard work, effective personal organisation and a happy student atmosphere are crucial to success. Not only can our students leave the school with the exam results they can be proud of but also the skills to further develop their talents in the next phase of their lives. We like to entrust our students with a degree of responsibility for their own learning and personal development, within a framework of support and guidance.