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English Literature A-Level at King's Oak Academy

Course description

A window into the best that has ever been thought or said. Explore cultures and narratives through myriad forms to develop your own viewpoint and learn to defend it... Choose your texts and read, read, READ!!

Texts in Context, The Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature 
Creative Study Close study of two set texts in preparation for two pieces of coursework that interact creatively with the chosen theme of identity. 
Reading for Meaning Study a range of texts across all time periods that present the key theme of Love Through the Ages in preparation for an unseen response to two texts in exam conditions. 
Unit 4: An extended piece of coursework that focuses on a comparison between Shakespeare and two other authors – again focussing on an aspect of the presentation of love.

Entry requirements

B grade in English and English Literature at GCSE


Previous assessment has included external exams with substantial coursework element.

Future opportunities


In addition to University degrees in literature both as a single honour, or as a joint honour, this A-level is regarded as an academic choice that will support a range of university options such as law, philosophy or history.


Teacher; lawyer; journalist; media and television; politics; writer.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King's Oak Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015

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