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English Literature at The Beaconsfield School

Course description

Do you have a passion for reading? Are you ready to study a variety of poetry, novels and drama that take in everything from how madness is depicted in Shakespeare to how warfare is conveyed through poetry? Are you independently motivated with an enquiring mind? If so, then English Literature is for you! You will read, discuss, argue, deliver presentations, work alone or in small groups and refine your skills of written accuracy in order to appreciate and analyse modern and classic literature through coursework and examination.

English Literature A level is an academically respected qualification which will prepare you for university study of English or other analytical humanities degrees such as History, Psychology or Law. It is excellent preparation for a career such as journalism, the Law, teaching, or any career where you are required to think independently and analyse concepts, sources and opinions.

Entry requirements

Students will need to gain 7 GCSE’s at A*- C including English and Maths. You will need at least two B grades in English Language and English Literature GCSE in order to take A level English Literature.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years