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English Literature at Charnwood College

Course description

The study of English Literature will require you to develop as an informed, independent reader and critic. You will explore the relationships between texts and the contexts within which they are written, received and understood. You will be encouraged to debate and challenge the interpretations of other readers. Teachers will help you refine such essential skills as the ability to break down complex information and identify significant themes, imagery and character traits or emotions. Learning will also centre around investigations which draw connections between texts drawing out patterns of similarity and difference.

Course content

What is covered at AS?

(Year 1) Level Thematic Study : Love Through the Ages • One Shakespeare text • One prose text ) One must be • One Poetry ) pre-1900 Anthology )

What is covered at A2? (Year 2) Level Texts in shared context: 3 set texts for study : Modern Times • One prose ) one of which must • One poetry ) be post 2000 • One drama

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need to start this course?

5 GCSE passes at grade C or above including grade C in both English Language and English Literature.

Future opportunities

What careers could this course help prepare you for?

English Literature provides excellent training for any career which requires you to express yourself with logic and precision.  It also provides the knowledge essential for careers in journalism, publishing and the media.

Further information

For further information contact: Mrs Morley, Mrs Burdett and Miss Gardner

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charnwood College directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September