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English Literature AS level at Clapton Girls' Academy

Course description

This course aims to develop informed and independent readers who are confident in drawing meaning from texts through close analytical study. It also relies on knowledge of the context of the text and of other possible meanings. This is a course which provides the reader with maximum opportunities for both coursework and open text examination papers. Such opportunities promote research on the one hand and close focus on the texts on the other. The course is designed to develop enjoyment and appreciation of English literature and will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for success at AS/A-level.

Course content

Students study literature on the topic of ‘Love through the Ages’. In addition at A-level students study texts on the topic of ‘Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the Present Day’.

Entry requirements

B grade in GCSE English and GCSE English Literature.

Future opportunities

English literature A-level complements many A-level combinations and is a useful entry requirement for many degrees. The major strength of those who have studied English literature is the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. The skills gained are marketable in most career areas such as journalism, law, publishing, human resources, teaching and many others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clapton Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year