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English Literature A-Level at Diss High School

Course description

An A Level in English opens doors everywhere. Students who can think deeply, analyse ideas, see both sides of an argument, express themselves cogency and persuasively, as well as having a world picture that only comes from reading widely, are welcome in any profession.

The course is demanding in terms of time and intellect. Any student wishing to study an English course must be willing to read texts independently and be prepared to participate in discussion. The ability to write accurately and analytically is essential.

Course content

The Literature course includes the study of prose, poetry and drama. It involves both close analysis and wider comparison across texts. This remains an important and traditional A Level option. 

Entry requirements

You are required to have at least five Cs at GCSE including Maths and English Language at Grade C.

Subject Specific

Grade B in both English Language and English Literature (preferably an A in English Language)

Future opportunities

The Russell Group, representing the top universities in the UK, describes this as a “facilitating” A Level, one of a small number of A Level qualifications which helps to keep students’ options open and enables them to apply to elite institutions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Diss High School directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015

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