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English Literature (AS and A Level) at Morecambe Community High School

Course description

Many students ask this and the answer can be very complex, or indeed very simple. As Boris Pasternak said:

Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.

The new specifications offer some significant changes and new exciting opportunities to study a wide range of Literature.

The biggest change is the fact that Year 12 affords all students the opportunity to gain a separate qualification – an AS Level and Year 13 will focus on a further qualification – an A Level.

As ever, the key words for Literature study are:

CREATIVITY: Students will develop their ability to engage in a personal and individual way with a wide range of texts that share a common thematic link.
CONFIDENCE: students will be encouraged to articulate their ideas independently and confidently in both written work and discussion.

CRITICAL AND CONTEXTUAL UNDERSTANDING: Students will be expected to conduct both independent and guided contextual and critical research in order to develop their understanding of the texts.

Course content

You will study a wide range of texts from different periods and of different forms, particularly poetry, prose and drama. In addition, it is expected that students will read critical articles and texts in addition to historical texts that will develop contextual understanding.

Future opportunities

English Language and English Literature are well respected by employers and university admissions officers. The top 20 universities in the UK (The Russell Group) will now only consider students with two facilitator subjects at A-level of which English Language and English Literature are two.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 June 2015

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