Students develop their own critical opinions, independently analysing how writers' choices of form, structure and language inform meaning. They also engage with literary criticism at an advanced and mature level, demonstrating their ability to handle complex ideas.
In the study of Love through the Ages, students explore the presentation of love across a wide variety of texts that have been produced across a broad-reaching time period.
In the study of Texts in Shared Contexts, students study a selection of prose, poetry and drama from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
During the course, students also undertake an independent critical study which focusses on the comparison of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and another text of their own choice, which prepares students for the independence of university study.