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English Literature AS Level at Graveney School

Course description

Both AS and A level English Literature are challenging, exciting and rewarding courses.You will experience a wide range of texts including the classics and Shakespeare, as well as modern literature, drama and poetry. You will develop an understanding of relationships between texts and of the significance of cultural and contextual influences on readers and writers. You will learn to evaluate the different and conflicting interpretations of a text and become confident about expressing your own
independent judgement.

Course content

Two examined components, both worth 50% of the
qualification. Students are required to read a minimum
of four texts, at least one of which was published before
Component 1 - Shakespeare - Poetry pre-1900.
Component 2 - Drama post-1900 - Prose post-1900

Future opportunities

An English Literature A Level can lead to many career or study opportunities. It is a recognised academic qualification with many transferable skills. Universities and employers in a wide variety of fields place great value on English students’ abilities to analyse, to persuade, to think laterally and creatively and to construct powerful arguments.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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