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English Literature A level at Oldershaw Academy

Course description

English Literature has grown in popularity in recent years. It offers insight into a range of texts and the opportunity to develop practical skills of analysis.

Course content

The course aims to develop the candidate as an informed, independent reader. Students will have opportunities for both coursework and open text examination papers. At AS Level, students will read at least six whole texts. At A2, students will have an increased opportunity to explore their own interests throughout the ages. An enjoyment of reading is, therefore, essential to success in this subject.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE English Language or Literature. Good grades in other supporting subjects are likely to provide the best basis for success.

Future opportunities

Students with qualifications in English gain employment in a range of fields. The most obvious applications are in journalism, publishing and teaching. However progress into politics, law, international business, social work, accountancy and the police force is also possible. As a general rule, degree courses in English Literature will require applicants to have passed A' Level literature, whilst courses in English Language, linguistics, media studies etc, will have more flexible requirements.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oldershaw Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 September 2015
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