This course will be of interest if you have a genuine passion for English Literature. Through the study of influential works from the English Canon, students will develop a greater insight into the core values that underpin modern society and a deeper understanding of the human condition. The subject can be studied at both AS and A–Level.
Independent study and wider reading are at the forefront in the specification at both AS Level and A–Level and students should be prepared for extensive reading of poetry, prose, drama, non–fiction and literary criticism relevant to the course. The variety of assessment styles used, such as passage–based questions, unseen material, single text questions, multiple text questions and open– and closed–book approaches allows students to develop a wide range of skills, such as the ability to read critically, analyse, evaluate and undertake independent research which are valuable for both further study and future employment.