During an English Literature course, students scrutinise and debate a variety of texts, as well as acquiring knowledge of literary movements, periods and critical approaches that have shaped the way we view literature today. When you choose to study English L iterature at A - Level, you’ll develop comprehensive written and spoken communication skills, becoming adept at arguing a point, framing a narrative and analysing various levels of meaning. Although there’s no one industry which takes precedence, English students are ofte n found where strong communication and written skills are required, which are top priorities; for example, within the worlds of media and publishing, and law. This A - Level also has a long, credible history and that is something which employers value.
In Year 12 students will study:
Richard III - Shakespeare; A Doll's House - Henrik Ibsen, Grapes of Wrath - Steinbeck, Poetry Anthology of Cristina Rossetti and Native Son - Richard Wright.
In Year 13 students will study:
THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD, District and Circle Seamus Heaney 2006 Poetry, Jerusalem Jez Butterworth 2009 Drama, Saturday Ian McEwan 2005 Prose.