English Literature A Level at The Grove School
This course focuses on Literature written in English. You are expected to read widely and
independently including not only the set texts but also ones you choose yourself. You will
engage creatively with a substantial body of texts, exploring contexts and reading from
different theoretical starting points. It will develop your powers of literary analysis and
evaluation and encourage a deeper understanding of the various traditions of literature in
English. For candidates who have a love of reading and really want the opportunity to
develop their interpretative skills and widen their own range, this is the course for them.
At AS, Unit 1 introduces candidates to the central position of narrative in the ways in
which literary texts work, involving many different aspects of literary representation. \
Unit 2 introduces candidates to aspects of genre.
For the first three years of this specification Tragedy is the dramatic genre to be studied:
- Unit 1: Aspects of Narrative
- Unit 2: Dramatic Genres
At A2, Unit 3 teaches candidates to develop ideas on the significance of genre. Texts are
grouped within the categories: Elements of the Gothic and Elements of the Pastoral.
In Unit 4, candidates study a wide range of texts, the different ways of reading texts and
critical ideas applied with discrimination to literary texts:
- Unit 3: Texts and Genres
- Unit 4: Further and Independent Reading.
College entry requirements: 6 GCSE s at grades A*-C in six
different subjects including English and Maths
+ GCSE Grade B or above in English Language and English
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grove School directly.