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English Literature AS & A Level at Beauchamps High School

Course description

This course is designed to develop an enjoyment of, and personal response to, English Literature. The course involves the reading of a wide variety of texts through the lens of genre and theory and encourages the independent study of texts within a shared context.

Students will study both poetry and prose texts, both from pre and post 2000 literature. In addition, pupils will experience the study of drama texts (including Shakespeare). Students will learn to draw comparisons between how themes are represented in a text and will be encouraged to develop wider reading skills independently.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Literature and English Language.


Assessment is 20% coursework based and 80% examination. Examination questions are based upon both unseen extracts or passages and previously studied material. In this way, the course allows students to develop skills such as the ability to read critically and analytically, skills which are valuable for both further study and future employment.

Future opportunities

English Literature is a highly sought after A Level in a wide variety of careers, especially those calling for excellent communication and analytical skills.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016

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