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A Level

Entry requirements:    

Five GCSEs including Maths & English Language: a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 4 and two GCSEs at Grade 5.

Additional entry requirements:    

Two of the GCSEs must be Grade 5s or higher in English Literature and English Language.

What is it?    

Literature is language at its most expressive and insightful. This is your chance to learn to enjoy books and reading as more than a pasttime and learn hidden meanings and feelings within writing.

Why choose this subject at BSFC?    

Unlike the lessons you may have had in high school, English lessons at the College are more in the form of university seminars, encouraging students to get involved in discussion and debate about topics covered.

What will I study?    

Detailed study of poetry & drama from a multitude of time periods to understand contexts and themes, as well as prose fiction texts, and then applying the skills developed with unseen texts.

How will I be assessed?    

80% exams at the end of Year 2; 20% coursework.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?    

Developing the ability to read, reflect and critique, and stating your conclusions clearly is essential to many forms of work, as is constructing and defending an argument or position.

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