English Literature - A Level at Bexleyheath Academy
Studying English Literature can involve reading almost anything. Although you will usually be required to study at least some works from all periods between the Middle Ages and the present day, in all of the usual forms – novels, prose, poetry, and drama – you will also have a great deal of choice about what you read and study.
Whatever you’re reading, your English course will teach you how to read the work – or, in academic‐speak, text – attentively and analyse its construction and effect. One student said “It’s like learning to read in colour rather that black and white”.
Class discussions give you a chance to discuss your ideas and those of your classmates. In the process, you can form your early insights into a more complex understanding of the text.
As you develop your independent reading skills and your knowledge of how texts work, you’ll be able to make critical discoveries about anything that you read, thus it is essential that you enjoy reading! Also, trips to museums and the theatre fuel further interest and in turn consolidate learning.
Entry requirements can be found on the Sixth Form pages of our website.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bexleyheath Academy directly.
Last updated date: 19 October 2015