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English Literature at The Warriner School

Course description

This course is built on a central organising principle: that the exploration of reading processes can be an interesting and enriching way to approach literary texts. Within this central idea, Literature is seen as consisting of possible groups of texts which can be categorised, and whose meaning can be negotiated in many different ways. In AS the focus is on comparing the ways in which stories are told and thereby construct different realities. At A2 this foundation is extended in two main ways: by looking in more detail at the way texts reproduce cultural meanings; and by considering the ways in which texts can be subjected to different types of critical approach, yielding different and potentially challenging interpretations.

Progression from AS and A2 can be seen as follows:

At AS students will:

  • pay close attention to how narrative works in texts
  • make connections across texts through exploring their narratives
  • be introduced to notions of genre through the study of drama.

    At A2 students will, as part of the potential for stretch and challenge:

  • broaden their understanding of genre and categorisation
  • extend their independent reading
  • extend their awareness of critical methods and readings.

  • Entry requirements

    A GCSE in English literature to at leastgrade B level and in English Language to at least grade C level.

    How to apply

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

    Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years

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