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English Literature A level at Lowestoft Sixth Form College

Course description

Do you love reading?
Do you have a questioning mind and enjoy discussions?
Do you have imaginative ideas about texts?
English Literature will allow you to study some of the best-loved and well known authors, poets and playwrights from throughout the ages.
However, you will not just study the 'traditional' texts - we will read and analyse together some new and very exciting books of our own time. In addition, we will study the language authors use to create meaning and explore the social, cultural and historical contexts within which the books were written.

Course content

In the first year you will study a literary period, either Victorian or modern. At least six texts will be studied, including poetry, prose and drama, with a focus upon the relationship between the text and the context in which it was produced.

In the second year the focus will be thematic: Love Through the Ages. You will explore the way love is presented in literature from the early modern period (Chaucer and Shakespeare) up to the present day. A wide range of texts will be studied – at least six, covering poetry, prose and drama – offering a broad and stimulating perspective on love in its many guises.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for AS/A2 courses. You will also need a grade C in GCSE English.

Future opportunities

English Literature is highly regarded in universities and is considered to be a very valuable subject which offers skills for any degree course. English Literature can be studied at university and can lead to careers such as journalism, teaching, law and politics.

Further information

To develop your understanding of English Literature you will be able to attend theatre performances and visit places of literary interest. In addition, you will be able to attend conferences and benefit from visiting experts and have access to excellent online and learning resources.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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