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English Literature A Level at Ormiston Forge Academy

Course description

The course focusses on different ways in which texts can be read, connected and written about. The two exam components test analytical skills, considering the key themes of ‘Aspects of Tragedy’ and ‘Elements of Crime’ in a series of texts including ‘King Lear’ and ‘Richard II’ by Shakespeare, ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F.Scott Fitzgerald and ‘Atonement’ by Ian McEwan.

 There is also a key focus on independent reading and thinking, with two pieces of Non-Exam Assessment (coursework) which requires students to consider literature through a lens of critical theory, with an option for creative writing available.

Studying English Literature can lead to professions including writer, researcher, teacher and journalist.

Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE. If you have a C grade this can be discussed.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 March 2015

Key information

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