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Christ the King Sixth Form College

English Literature

A Level

What will I study?

This course aims to develop students' critical ability, understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of literature. You will study a variety of texts from different time periods and the focus will be on making connections within these texts. Studying A Level English Literature will provide you with the opportunity to develop your close-reading skills and will improve your use of critical terminology. There will be an important focus on independent learning and wider reading which will enable you to broaden your literary perspective and understand how literature has changed throughout history.

You will study a range of poetry, prose and drama spanning from pre-1900 to post-2000 and this will include one play written by William Shakespeare. The coursework component develops a sense of independence as you will choose your own texts. This will provide you with the skills to develop your confidence as both a writer and thinker.

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE English (Grade 9-6) and GCSE English Literature (Grade 9-6).

How will I be assessed?

All assessment will take place at the end of the course. Assessment will be via written examination and coursework.

Where will A Level English Literature lead me?

English Literature is a very well respected subject if you wish to pursue certain subjects at university such as: English or English Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism, Drama, Media Studies and Law.