EADIE FELLOWS | SIXTH FORM
I chose to study English literature at A level not just to broaden my existing interest in literature but to learn skills transferable to other A level subject courses and future opportunities. I was passionately interested in the World War One part of the A level course following my interests in the topic at GCSE. Having looked at satirical texts, such as The Wipers Times, I gained a completely new perspective of life on the front line.
Studying English has helped improve my essay writing in general which is important as it is applicable to all essay-based subjects, thus improving my formulative structure and coherency of my argument.
WHY CHOOSE A-LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE?
“Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart.” – Salman Rushdie
This exciting course allows you to explore the whole human experience, from the way we have viewed love across time to the trenches and aftermath of World War One. Not only do we read interesting and exciting literature; we also delve into the context of the time and the lives, hopes and ideas of writers. This historicist approach to texts enables you to not only engage with critical perspectives but also allows you to explore your own interpretation of literature from the Tudor period through to modern day.
WHY STUDY A-LEVEL ENGLISH LITERATURE AT CWLC?
We have an experienced team of enthusiastic and supportive teachers, who plan lessons which are enjoyable and engaging with plenty of discussion and reflection time. Our aim is to challenge everyone so they can achieve their full potential and students consistently achieve excellent results. There are also opportunities to attend lectures given by academics who have expertise in a range of literary fields, such as Shakespeare and poetry.
WHAT COULD YOU DO NEXT?
The skills that you acquire through studying English literature are highly transferrable, whether you wish to go on to study English as an undergraduate or whether you wish to study Law, marketing, broadcasting, PR or journalism. You will develop not only critical and analytical skills, but you will master an attention to detail and the ability to communicate concise arguments, which is essential for all career paths in today’s changing world.
Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form,
Phone: 01905 423906