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English Literature AS/A Level at The Commonweal School

Course description

English Literature offers you the opportunity to cultivate an interest in reading across a wide range of literature and builds on and develops the knowledge and skills learned at GCSE. As well as fostering a love of reading it also increases awareness of social, moral and philosophical ideas.

It is a subject which combines effectively with a mix of subjects: it is, for example, a perfect complement to subjects such as History and Psychology, but it also works well with Science A Levels because of the wide range of skills you develop.

The course offers you the chance to broaden your knowledge and understanding of poetry, plays and novels, past and present. You will develop important skills such as critical analysis; it will help you become a well informed and effective communicator, and an independent thinker.

English Literature A Level allows you to progress personally and academically; offering a pathway to Higher Education and a variety of professions.

Entry requirements

The study of GCSE English Literature and GCSE English Language will give you a valuable foundation for English Literature studies at A level.

If you enjoy reading, thinking, talking and writing about literature then this is a good choice of course for you. You must be prepared and motivated to do a lot of reading in your own time and be ready to share your ideas and opinions with the other students in your group. Useful qualities include an interest in broadening your literary experience and a desire to write both critically and creatively.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 January 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September