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English Literature B - A2 at Wallington County Grammar School

Course description

A2 English Literature is built upon the principle that exploration of reading processes can be an interesting and enriching way to approach literary texts. Within this central idea, literature is seen as consisting of possible groups of texts which can be categorised and whose meaning can be negotiated in many different ways. At A2, the AS focus is extended by looking in detail at the ways that texts produce cultural meanings and by considering how texts can be subjected to different types of critical approaches. English Literature is a dynamic course that enables the students to articulate creative, informed and relevant responses to literary texts. Students are taught to develop appropriate critical terminology and to appreciate moral, philosophical, historical and literary concepts. Students are offered opportunities to demonstrate their detailed critical understanding in analysing the ways in which structure, form and language shape meanings in literary texts by exploring the connections and comparisons between different textual sources. Students will be expected to undertake research projects and to frame their own learning through continuous wider critical reading. Studying English Literature enhances a student's ability to analyse, synthesise and eloquently articulate their own, independent interpretations of literary material; a skill highly sought after by universities and employers alike.

Future opportunities

Career options include teaching, law or journalism.Higher education options include degrees in e.g. English Literature, Law or Journalism.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wallington County Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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