English Literature at Island Innovation VI Form Campus
AS and A Level English Literature allows
you to read and discuss a wide range
of texts from different eras and genres,
while also exploring the social, historical
and cultural issues that those texts both
reflect and influence. This qualification
is an excellent and highly regarded
preparation for most undergraduate
courses, but particularly Journalism, Law,
Philosophy, History, Media Studies, Film
Studies and Modern Foreign Languages,
as well as English.
In your AS year, you will study the
dramatic genre of comedy and compare
the various ways in which narrative is
constructed in both prose and poetry.
In addition to the texts you read in class,
you should also be able to draw on your
own independent reading to make links
between texts. Indeed, at A2, you will
have the opportunity to design and
write independent coursework essays
focussing on literary texts of your choice.
You will also explore either the gothic
or pastoral genre in more depth, while
learning more about literary theory and
criticism, to enhance your writing and
interpretation skills and to develop your
own critical perspective. If you enjoy
reading and discussing literature, then
this is the AS/A Level for you!
Students must have achieved grade B
or above either in both GCSE English
Language and GCSE English Literature
(preferred) or in GCSE English.
A GCSE grade C or above in History,
a Modern Foreign Language or a
Classical Language would be useful,
but is not essential.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Island Innovation VI Form Campus directly.