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English Literature A Level at Calderstones School

Course description

English literature teaches you to become an expert reader. You will learn to study texts, analysing their construction and the effect they have on the reader. As well as studying how the the text functions as a piece of writing, you will also study the historical background of the texts and their relationship to the society the author lived in. You will learn to place texts within a tradition, whether a formal tradition, historical or thematic tradition and you will also learn to apply critical models, known as literary theory, to the test that you're studying. Students must be mature, independent readers who are willing to engage with texts from other times and cultures. They should enjoy reading for study and for pleasure.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE English, English Language or English Literature.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 November 2016

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