Course Information

Course Description

The Literature in English course aims to develop learners' knowledge, understanding, and skills in in-depth subject content, independent thinking, and the application of knowledge to various situations. It focuses on developing critical thinking abilities, logical reasoning, effective communication, and the ability to analyse and evaluate different types of texts.

Course Objectives

  • Foster an appreciation for literature and encourage an informed personal response to a diverse range of texts from different periods and cultures.
  • Enhance written communication skills by effectively and accurately expressing ideas and interpretations in written form.
  • Develop interdependent skills of reading, analysis, and communication to understand and interpret literary works.
  • Analyse and evaluate the techniques used by writers to create meaning and effects in their works.
  • Promote wider reading and its contribution to personal development.
  • Lay a strong foundation for further study in literature.


Course Outline

Students will study texts in the forms of prose, poetry, and drama from various periods and cultures. Close reading, analysis, and interpretation of texts will be emphasised. The course encourages students to engage in wider reading to deepen their understanding of the studied texts. Students will explore the conventions of different genres and examine the historical and cultural contexts in which the works were written, read, and received. A focus on evaluating opinions and ideas, both personal and from others, will be developed at the A Level stage.

Student Acquisitions

Upon completion of the course, students will:

  • Develop a genuine enjoyment of reading literature.
  • Cultivate an appreciation for and informed personal responses to literature in English from a wide range of texts.
  • Communicate effectively, accurately, and appropriately in written form.
  • Master the interdependent skills of reading, analysis, and communication.
  • Analyse and evaluate the methods used by writers to convey meaning and achieve specific effects.
  • Cultivate a habit of wider reading and recognise its contribution to personal growth.
  • Establish a solid foundation for further academic study in literature.


Learning Methodologies

  • Engage in critical reading and analysis of texts.
  • Participate in discussions to deepen understanding and explore different interpretations.
  • Practise close reading through the study of literary extracts and unseen texts.
  • Express personal responses to the texts studied.
  • Explore the conventions of various literary genres and their historical and cultural contexts.
  • Evaluate opinions and ideas, developing the ability to form independent judgements.