REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
- To have the opportunity to discuss your own views and ideas on literature as well as listen to others.
- To further develop your knowledge and interest of literary texts.
- To improve your understanding of literary contexts.
- To develop a wide variety of skills that are highly regarded by both employers and universities.
WHAT YOU WILL STUDY
Novels, poetry and drama from the 15th to the 21st century such as ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘Measure for Measure’ and a poetry anthology looking at ‘Love through the Ages’. Literary traditions and movements such as Jacobean Drama or Literary Modernism and the impact of contexts on the way texts are written and received.
HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED
Year 1 (AS) – exam
Year 2 (A-Level) – 20% coursework, 80% exam
The Collector by John Fowles
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
The Buddha of Suburbia by Hanif Kureishi
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
1984 by George Orwell
Trumpet Jackie Kay
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh
American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis
Short story collections
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
What we Talk About When we Talk About Love by Raymond Carver
The World’s Wife by Carol Anne Duffy
And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
A range of university courses. Careers that require good communication skills, such as publishing, public relations, marketing, journalism, media, management, the legal profession, teaching and many others.