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English Literature A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Felsted School

Course description

The study of English Literature will help
you understand and appreciate the
complexity of the human condition, the
interpretation of thoughts and feelings,
views and experiences, and will encourage
you to challenge conventional ideas
through intellectual curiosity, and thus
enable you to communicate more
effectively in all forms of expression.
Studying Literature is interesting for
students who enjoy reading in all its
diverse forms and guises, and who take
pleasure in discussing meaning. As we
speculate on how English will evolve over
the coming years, there needs to be a
strong voice for the pleasure principle and
the joy of words.
At AS/A Level students will be expected to
read widely and independently set texts
and others that they have selected for
themselves, or are recommended by the
department. They will need to engage
critically and creatively with a substantial
body of texts and ways of responding to
Students will learn to develop and
effectively apply their knowledge of
literary and linguistic analysis and
evaluation. Furthermore, they will explore
the contexts of the texts they will be
reading and others’ interpretations of
them; undertaking independent studies to
deepen their appreciation and
understanding of Literature.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

Students will be required to attain a
minimum of grade B in both English
Language and English Literature at GCSE.


AS Level
Paper 1: Unseen poetry and
drama 60%
Paper 2: Prose 40%
A Level
Paper 1: Drama – Shakespeare/
other drama text 30%
Paper 2: Prose – 2 prose texts
(1 pre-1900) 20%
Paper 3: Poetry – Unseen/
prescribed poetry 30%
Paper 4: Coursework –
Comparative essay
(Internally marked/externally
moderated) 20%

Future opportunities

You will gain a comprehensive
understanding of key literary devices, tools
and techniques. You will be able to use
your understanding of texts to analyse
anything! Most importantly, the thinking
and debating skills you will learn to
employ will enable you to develop your
evaluative and analytical skills, skills that
will complement similar needs and
requirements in other subjects – for
example, Classics and History, and of
course Higher Education. Moreover, the
skills you gain through studying an
English degree are marketable in most
career areas. For example, Marketing,
Advertising, Teaching, Journalism, Public
Relations, Law to name a few.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years


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    • **FEES PAYABLE**

      Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.