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English Literature A level at Roding Valley High School

Course description

English Literature has enabled mankind to express itself and in return, we are able to question and affirm our own values and beliefs through the power of literature. By exploring a range of texts, we are able to enhance our experiences of different cultures, philosophies and eras.

Are you interested in:

Reading widely? Exploring and sharing ideas? Developing your analytical skills and essay writing? Discussing and debating literary texts?

Course content

A level English Literature provides a deepening insight into the social and historical contexts which influence writers. The exploration of literature enhances critical thinking and analysis, developing excellent communication skills. By synthesising ideas and formulating interesting questions, classical and modern texts come alive and have relevance to our ever changing world.

Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer English Literature include:

English literature, English language and linguistics, History, Art History, Media Studies, Drama, Modern Foreign Language degrees, European Studies and American Studies.

Possible career paths:

Journalism, publishing, teaching, advertising, legal professions, writing and editing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Roding Valley High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years