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English Literature A Level at Graveney School

Course description

Both AS and A level English Literature are challenging, exciting and rewarding courses. You will experience a wide range of texts including the classics and Shakespeare, as
well as modern literature, drama and poetry. You will develop an understanding of relationships between texts and of the significance of cultural and contextual influences on readers and writers. You will learn to evaluate the different and conflicting interpretations of a text and become confident about expressing your own independent judgement.

Course content

Three components: two examined components each worth 40% of the qualification and one non-examined assessment component worth 20%.
Component 1 - Shakespeare - Poetry pre-1900.
Component 2 - Close reading in chosen topic area.
Comparative and contextual study from chosen topic
area.
Component 3 - Critical piece OR re-creative writing
piece with commentary.
Linked texts essay.

Future opportunities

An English Literature A Level can lead to many career or study opportunities. It is a recognised academic qualification with many transferable skills. Universities and employers in a wide variety of fields place great value on English students’ abilities to analyse, to persuade, to think laterally and creatively and to construct powerful arguments.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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