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English Literature at Sir William Robertson Academy

Course description

If you love reading then you may love this course. If you love exploring and analysing the things you read in depth and detail… then you will definitely love this course.

Our English Literature course is built around a central principle: that the exploration of reading processes is an interesting and enriching way to approach literary texts. Within this central idea, Literature is seen as consisting of possible groups of texts which can be categorised, and whose meaning can be negotiated in many different, rewarding ways.

Our focus is on comparing the ways in which stories are told and the ways they thereby construct different realities. Literature students will pay close attention to how narrative works in texts and will become skilled in developing complex interpretations based upon their studies. Students will build on their understanding of the key literary genres through the study of drama, poetry and prose.

As the course develops, students’ appreciation of literature is extended in two main ways: by looking in more detail at the way texts reproduce cultural meanings; and by considering the ways in which texts can be subjected to different types of critical approach, yielding different and potentially challenging interpretations.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement to get on a full AdvancedLevel programme at Sir William Robertson Sixth Form is 5GCSE grades at A*-C including English and Maths.

We would also normally expect you to have at least a grade C at GCSE, where taken, in the subject or course you wishto take at Advanced Level.

Where the GCSE has not been taken, the Core and/or a related GCSE will be used todetermine suitability.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir William Robertson Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years