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AS and A Level: English Literature

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    Why does Hamlet still matter?

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    Understanding Place and Language in Olive Senior's "Gardening in the Tropics"

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    To what extent can Blanche Dubois be considered a tragic hero?

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    TO WHAT EXTENT CAN A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE BE CALLED A TRAGEDY?

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    HOW DOES FITZGERALD TELL THE STORY IN CHAPTER 1 OF THE GREAT GATSBY?

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    Innocence and Experience in "Atonement" and "The Go-Between"

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The study of English Literature at A level will typically involve you covering a collection of Drama, Poetry and Prose from a variety of writers and eras. You'll be learning to critically evaluate and analyse as you read and will develop skills of interpretation and discussion in your written work.

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Typically you'll study a Shakespeare play, one or two more modern plays, both a classic prose and a modern example, and poetry from a selection of sources and eras. A level English Literature is the gateway to further study of the subject and the skills gained are extremely transferable. It's a strong preparation for degree courses in English, Law, Philosophy and indeed any subject which requires critical analysis and powers of discussion and interpretation.

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