You will study a broad range of literary texts from different time periods. This will develop your critical thinking skills
about universal human themes and your ability to construct a convincing argument.
You will study a wide range of literary texts from the 16th
century up to the present day. These will come from
the three disciplines of poetry, prose and drama. You
will study the works of two comparable poets from the
twentieth century and then another poet from an earlier
time. You will study two plays that have a similar theme
as well as a whole Shakespeare play. You will also study
prose from two key periods.
You will develop your critical reading and writing skills
through a coursework unit where you choose your own
texts from a list prescribed by the exam board.
As with English Language, the development of critical
reading and writing skills makes this subject very
useful for all further study and careers.
progressed into careers as diverse as law, education,
media, business, social work, advertising and personnel