According to the French writer and filmmaker, Jean Cocteau, “A poet is a liar who always tells the truth.” In an age where the online spread of information has created so much uncertainty and ‘fake news’, the moral and human truths explored in English Literature are more vital and relevant than ever.
The discipline and skills required for focused analysis and argument will benefit study across the curriculum. Pupils are encouraged to evaluate and question language and learn how it can be used to promote and negate moral issues. Through engaging with literature, through oracy and through their own writing, pupils develop the confidence to express themselves with clarity and authenticity.
We offer the the AQA AS and A level linear qualifications with exams at the end of each year of Sixth Form study. The course focuses upon aspects of tragedy and elements of crime. There is also an element of coursework. For this, wider reading and investigation are essential so that students can develop their own insightful and critical perceptions of their chosen texts.
Mrs S Barrington
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