English Literature at Maiden Erlegh School
English Literature develops both analytical and critical skills whilst allowing – indeed, demanding – a high level of personal engagement with the language and ideas of literature texts. In lessons, students have many opportunities to participate orally, from the cut-and-thrust of spontaneous discussion to the presentation of seminar papers to the class. Throughout the course, the style, accuracy and organisation of students’ writing will improve. These skills are important in study and work, as well as in the wider context of an enriched life. Such personal enrichment is well served by an enjoyment and appreciation of literature.
Students should have followed GCSE courses in English and English Literature, gaining at least grade C in both, with preferably a B in Literature. An enthusiasm for the oral aspects of English lessons and a genuine enjoyment of prose, poetry and drama are important attributes to bring to the course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Maiden Erlegh School directly.