Why choose English Literature A Level at Polesworth?
English Literature A Level will improve your language skills and your knowledge and appreciation of literature by building on the skills and concepts developed at GCSE level.
We offer the AQA A specification because it is more interesting and flexible than any other option.
English Literature A Level will give you a good qualification for the world of work or will help you gain entry into any number of courses at university.
Although English Literature is traditionally the most popular A Level choice at Polesworth, we are able to offer reasonably sized teaching groups which allow for discussion and individual personal attention.
As a Department we are committed to achieving the best possible results for our students, which is borne out by our excellent record of past grades. With us you can be confident that nothing will be left to chance when it comes to you getting the grade you need.
Many of the lessons are discussion based and you will be expected to voice your views and opinions on a whole variety of topics.
We organise Theatre trips and conferences related to the set texts. In addition we organise every year a visit to the Battlefields of France and Belgium. Of course, like any other A Level subject, it is also hard work.
What do I have to do?
You will study in detail a wide variety of texts, both modern and pre-20th Century. Most of these will be written by English writers, although some may be taken from other cultures. You will also be expected to read other works of literature on your own to support your studies.
Above all, we want students with lively and enquiring minds who have an interest in the world!
English Literature is interesting, enjoyable and relevant and a change from your main school experience. So, if you enjoy literature and wish to improve your English skills, make the right decision and join us in September.