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English Literature A level at St Peter's RC High School & Sixth Form Centre

Course description

English Literature builds on the skills and knowledge already gained at GCSE and helps prepare students for their next steps. 

English Literature is a very relevant and engaging course that allows pupils to read and study literature through the lens of genre and theory

Course content

This highly regarded course encourages the independent study of texts and, through wider reading, pupils’ experience and appreciation of literature will be extended.

The course centres on different ways of reading and on the connections which exist between texts. Study of texts within literary and cultural genres for the exam units is enhanced by the study of critical theory in a non-exam assessment.

In this way, students gain a solid understanding of how texts can be interpreted in multiple ways so that students can arrive at their own interpretations and become confident autonomous readers.

Genre study is at the heart of the English Literature course and pupils will study texts from the tragedy and crime writing genre over the two year course.

Entry requirements

The general requirement to enter St Peter's Sixth Form to study 3 A levels, is 5 GCSEs at grade C / level 4 or above including English and Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications will be taken into account.

Required for this course:

5 in GCSE English Language and English Literature

Future opportunities

The course allows students to develop a wide range of skills; including the ability to read critically, analyse, evaluate and undertake independent research. These skills are invaluable for both further study and future employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's RC High School & Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 04 January 2017
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