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English Literature A level at The Holy Cross School

Course description

English Literature is a highly rewarding subject which encourages students to become independent, critical thinkers. In particular, this course aims to foster a love of literature across genres and time periods, which provides an excellent foundation for the knowledge and skills required at degree level. 

Course content

Some of the core texts studied include: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen. Students will also study a Shakespeare text and a collection of poetry from Christina Rossetti or Geoffrey Chaucer.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 6 or above in English Language and Literature



Two examinations 80%, one Creative/ Critical Study 20% internally assessed and externally moderated assessment.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

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