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English Literature A level at King Edward VI Sixth Form College

Course description

A-level English literature is an exciting and student-centred course involving a good deal of discussion work, individual reading and research, as well as group and pair work leading to student presentations.

At both AS and A2 you will study a range of poetry, prose and drama texts. You will be encouraged to be an active reader and to offer opinions and ideas based on your own interpretations of literary texts, as well as considering the opinions of others. You will read a wide variety of texts from different social and historical contexts, including Shakespeare. You will also have the opportunity to write creatively in response to your own choice of prose text, as well as comparing texts across a range of genres and time periods. You will be supported by a teacher in individual consultation sessions when working on coursework and will be encouraged to read independently and choose your own focus of study. You also have opportunities to watch performances of texts studied, and benefit from study days.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 01 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Course code: 36000511644100


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