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English Literature at St Martin's School Brentwood

Course description

In the Autumn term of year 12 students will study a collection of poetry ("Here to Eternity"), interpret unseen poetry and prose and begin to look at a prose text such as "Pride and Prejudice" or "Wuthering Heights". Students will study a Shakespeare play in depth (eg. "Hamlet", "Henry V" or "Much Ado About Nothing") looking closely at context and critical reception as part of a coursework unit.

Students will complete their study of the novel covered in the Autumn term and compare this text to another novel such as "The French Lieutenant’s Woman" or "The Color Purple". The coursework unit will be completed by studying a further Renaissance drama such as "The Duchess of Malfi", "Edward II" or "The Rover". Students will complete the coursework elements: an "Explorative Study" and a "Creative Critical Response" which both involve a comparative element.

In the second year, students cover texts connected by a theme such as "Relationships". These could include "Captain Corelli’s Mandolin" and Metaphysical poetry for example. Students will also prepare for the coursework unit "Reflections in Literary Studies" which is an extended study on particular aspects of literature such as censorship, presentation of women or writing about war.

Entry requirements

English Literature B and English Language C

Also preferred: English Language B

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Martin's School Brentwood directly.

Last updated date: 21 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years