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English Literature - A Level at Backwell School

Course description

Through following this course you will develop a wide-ranging understanding and appreciation of English Literature. During the course you will:

· become an active, critical reader by exploring different ways of interpreting texts, considering the contexts in which the texts you study were written,

· be given opportunities to read widely and pursue independent studies comparing texts of your own choice,

· have opportunities to see a range of plays, attend conferences and visit exhibitions.

Entry requirements

At least a Grade 5 in English Literature GCSE, although preferably higher. To complete this course, you are also expected to be a committed reader who is prepared to read widely throughout the course.

Future opportunities

Through studying this course you will acquire important critical skills that will allow you to analyse texts, develop your ideas through discussion and sharpen your thinking through building persuasive arguments. These skills are widely transferable and offer an excellent preparation for both higher education and future employment. Students who have taken English Literature at Backwell have gone on to study English Literature at degree level, or have taken higher education courses in such subjects as Sociology, History, Psychology or Journalism. Literature students have gone on to gain employment in a range of areas. Past students are now involved in a variety of careers such as theatre administration, media and primary teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September