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English Literature A-Level at The Nottingham Emmanuel School

Course description

This course encourages students to develop interest in and enjoyment of English Literature, through reading widely, critically and independently. Students who opt for this course will experience a wide range of poetry, drama and prose, dating back to the canonical classics such as Chaucer and reaching into contemporary, and sometimes unconventional, modern texts. They will be given the opportunity to express their responses to texts through speech and writing, as well as to consider other readers’ interpretations. Students will also be encouraged to explore comparisons and links between texts and to appreciate the significance of historical and social influences upon readers and writers. Consequently, a passion for reading is an essential requisite for this course.

Course content

The course comprises of 2 units studied at AS Level and a further 2 units studied to A2 Level. One unit from each level is a coursework piece – the other being assessed through examination.

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of a Grade C in English

Future opportunities

Many students who study English Literature at A Level continue their interest in this subject by choosing to study it at degree level, whether as part of a Single Honours English degree or as a modular part of a different degree course. English Literature lends itself to a whole host of careers, including: journalism, media work, theatre work, social work, teaching, advertising and law.

Further information

This course is ideal for anyone who enjoys reading; who is prepared to work at a challenging pace and who has an ability to read beyond the literal text. Students who choose this course need to be effective communicators; orally, so that they can share their ideas in class discussions and in writing, so that they can eloquently demonstrate their understanding.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Nottingham Emmanuel School directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2015

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