English Literature A Level at Harlow College
If you love reading literature and want to understand how world famous writers have crafted their work, then this course is perfect for you. We examine a range of plays, poetry and prose texts in depth, debate interpretations and discover new and interesting meanings. We explore the social, political, historical and cultural contexts and examine how language can offer a variety of meanings. The texts that are chosen for study are connected through a mainstream literary genre. Tragedy and comedy have a long tradition in literature, with their origins in the ancient world and are still relevant to this day.
Paper 1: Literary Genres: Drama
Paper 2: Literary Genres: Prose & Poetry
7 GCSEs Grades A* - C with an average points score of 45, plus GCSE English Literature at grade B or above.
- Short essay questions
- Long essay questions
- Critical and Creative pieces
Extra reading material for the preparation to the unseen text question in the exam
Many learners studying English Literature go on to higher education to study a related course or a course that utilises the fundamental skills developed.
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harlow College directly.