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English Literature at The Grange School

Course description

The A level English Literature course is designed

for those who genuinely enjoy literature, reading

and essay-writing. It offers an interesting and

varied taste of a wide range of literature (texts from

the 1600s to modern day) which is studied with

reference to its historical context. We are excited

about the course which we think presents literature

as a lively and interesting subject concerned with

human nature and the issues associated with life.

There is much to discuss!



In practice, the course involves a good deal of discussion in class of the set works, and

of topics arising from these books, together with reading (including critical works) and

essay-writing on relevant issues. The AS syllabus gives you an opportunity to study each

genre: drama, poetry and fiction. A2 offers greater specialisation and breadth.

The AS/A2 system requires you to take two units at the end of the first year, which

may be retaken if necessary. The two final units are taken in your UVI year, if you are

completing the A level.

Entry requirements

Our standard academic entry requirements

into the Sixth Form at The Grange School are:

¬ Students should secure Grade A or A* in the

four or five subjects to be studied at AS level;

¬ Where the subject is not offered at GCSE

(e.g. Philosophy), we would expect to see

evidence of Grade A or A* in related subjects;

¬ These results should be accompanied with

four other GCSEs at Grade B or above which

should include English and Mathematics if

they are not one of the chosen AS subjects;

¬ Any remaining GCSE examination results

should be at Grade C or above.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

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