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English Literature at Island Innovation VI Form Campus

Course description

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.

Course content

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!

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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