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English Literature at Aston Academy

Course description

You will study a broad range of literary texts from different time periods. This will develop your critical thinking skills about universal human themes and your ability to construct a convincing argument.


Course content

You will study a wide range of literary texts from the 16th century up to the present day. These will come from the three disciplines of poetry, prose and drama. You will study the works of two comparable poets from the twentieth century and then another poet from an earlier time. You will study two plays that have a similar theme as well as a whole Shakespeare play. You will also study prose from two key periods.

You will develop your critical reading and writing skills through a coursework unit where you choose your own texts from a list prescribed by the exam board.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths, English Language and English Literature

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Future opportunities

As with English Language, the development of critical reading and writing skills make this subject very useful for all further study and careers.  Students have progressed into careers as diverse as law, education, media, business, social work, advertising and personnel management.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Adviser or a member of the Post 16 Team.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 07 November 2017
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