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English Literature A Level at Fairfax School

Course description

A love of reading independently, widely and critically is essential if you opt for this subject.

Texts range across centuries, form, and genre. The enormous scope of the course is reflected in the main topics: ‘Love through the Ages’ and ‘The Aftermath of World War One’. Diverse indeed!

Students are encouraged to become informed, independent readers of literary texts. You will research critics’ views on texts and gain an understanding of the way texts are constructed to shape readers’ understanding, as well as how to interpret them. Students of this rigorous, highly regarded academic subject sometimes think about Higher Education studies in Primary Teaching, Advertising and Marketing.

Course content

The Literature of Love across all genres

On-going throughout

World War 1 and its aftermath
A non-examined component

ASSESSMENT STRUCTURE: External Terminal Examinations

Entry requirements

The step up to the sixth form from Key Stage 4 provides an exciting challenge. It requires a successful academic record and a genuine interest and motivation in learning. We are proud of our reputation for being an inclusive sixth form with outstanding results. We work very hard with our prospective students to ensure they are enrolled in courses that are entirely appropriate to their abilities and interests.

Applicants will need to have at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics and an additional 3 GCSE grades A*-C

- There are also subject specific requirements which can be found in the Sixth Form prospectus. 
- Internal applicants who meet the minimum academic entrance requirements will be offered a place automatically (subject to individual subject requirements and availability of courses). 
- All successful applicants will be required to sign a sixth form code of conduct in recognition of the Academy’s expectations of sixth form students in terms of their behaviour, punctuality and attendance.

Fairfax students unlikely to meet these requirements should seek advice from their Head of Year, the school careers adviser or the Director of Sixth Form about possible options available to them.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 August 2017
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