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English Literature A Level at Franklin College

Course description

You will learn about the ways in which texts from different times are written - how language is used to influence, manipulate and delight the reader. You will study the ideas and themes which underpin literature and how writers of all periods are affected by the social and historical contexts of their day. Texts include the modern novel, Shakespeare, drama and love poetry and you will explore their content and context from a personal angle. Personal response is also important and you will learn to express your opinion based on your personal interpretation of texts. This is part of developing as an independent learner and you will develop essay writing skills and learn how to structure essays, and include the right balance of knowledge, interpretation and opinion.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades A*-C or equivalent to include English Language and English Literature.


80% Examination 20% Coursework

Future opportunities

English is widely taught in universities as both a main and subsidiary subject. English A Levels and degrees open doors to many careers, including media, advertising, publishing, journalism, public relations, theatre and teaching, as well as providing a good A Level in areas such as architecture, law, local government and the civil service.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Franklin College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016

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