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    Explore the presentation of Iago in Shakespeare's Othello.

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    Explore the ways Shakespeare presents the concept of authority in Antony and Cleopatra

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    To what extent is language central to the understanding of Othello and Macbeth

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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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