A Level English Literature
The study of English Literature at A level is, in broad terms, an introduction to one of the major Arts and an opportunity to read constructively from a wide range of important writing between the fourteenth century and the present time. It is a discipline which fosters the development of perceptive analytical skills and independent thought. A minimum of four texts will be studied and the specification will cover the three literary genres: drama, poetry and prose.
What sort of student does it suit and what will you get out of the course?
This course combines well at A level with any other subject, offering close contextual and conceptual links with Humanities and the Arts, a concern with the development of the human mind and spirit parallel to those which Medicine and Psychology pursue, and a close study of definitive text from at least seven centuries which can underpin studies preparatory for the legal profession. It may also offer a balancing discipline for study with pure sciences and Mathematics. All universities perceive English Literature at A level to be a rigorous academic subject, and students who wish to continue their studies in English Literature at university will and entry very competitive for this subject. They will, however, also find a broad range of courses in which it may be studied in combination with other subjects.
Tutors will advise on the versions of set texts required at the start of the course.
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