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English Literature A Level at The Knights Templar School

Course description

English Literature is highly regarded by Universities and employers as it teaches students to communicate effectively, analyse in depth and express ideas clearly – all highly transferable skills in today’s world.

Studying literature makes students more aware of the world around them and the complex issues people face; it encourages empathy, it enables students to analyse and evaluate the ways in which writers use language to create meaning and it helps young people to understand the power of the written word so that they can use it to better effect in their own lives.

English Literature is not just a subject; a love of reading is enriching and can impact on all areas of a student’s life; it is, quite simply, a necessary part of a young adult’s education. English Literature is useful in a number of careers and is an obvious starting point for students considering a career in newspaper or magazine journalism and the media in general. Other careers include Primary and Secondary School teaching, any occupation which involves report writing and communication skills such as Social Work, the Probationary Service, the Police Force and the Legal Profession.

Entry requirements

Students require B grades in GCSE English Language and English Literature. In certain cases we will accept students with a C grade, providing they have one B grade or above, subject to discussion with their GCSE teachers to assess suitability.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Knights Templar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years