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English Literature A level at Caroline Chisholm School

Course description

A Level

Unit 1
Drama (including Shakespeare)
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Students are introduced to a range of Literature including poetry, prose and drama. Students read 8 texts from different periods, three of which must be pre-1900. They develop skills of analysis and comparison while also studying the social and historical factors affecting the production and reception of texts. The course requires students to analyse whole texts to understand the construction and impact of texts on a variety of levels. The internal assessment gives a greater degree of freedom to do independent reading and explore individual ideas.
There will also be a theoretical focus and students will begin to tackle some basic elements of literary theory, particularly in the study of a Shakespeare play.

Entry requirements

GCSE English: Grade 6 is preferred in both English Literature and English Language. Grade 5 will be considered on an individual basis.


Lessons will include group discussions, individual reading and analysis, independent research and debate.

Future opportunities

English Literature is highly regarded by higher education establishments and employers alike. The skills developed in this subject are extremely versatile and can be applied to a wide range of careers, from teaching and lecturing to law and journalism.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2017
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