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English Literature AS/A2 at Stanborough School

Course description

This course provides a thorough grounding in the English Literature of the last four centuries, an excellent basis for further study or entry into a range of professions. This course provides opportunities to discuss literature within historical, social and cultural contexts. It develops an understanding of the approaches and methods needed to analyse literary texts. You will need a genuine interest in literature, secure writing skills, an open mind and a willingness to enter into debate and discussion.
In the first year, you will study two narrative novels, a selection of poetry from two named poets and produce two pieces of coursework based on the genre of Tragedy. In the second year you will study a minimum of three texts including a post 1800 novel and poetry or drama 1300 - 1800. These texts will be taken from two broad categories: either elements of the gothic or elements of the pastoral. You will also study critical approaches to literature and produce two pieces of coursework on a choice of texts which will demonstrate independent reading. A passion for reading is essential when undertaking this course.

Entry requirements

English GCSE A*-CAPS: 40 or above

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 October 2014
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Key information

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