We teach two English A Levels at Poole High School: English Literature and a combined English Language & Literature course, both of which are regarded as facilitating subjects at Russell Group Universities. Both courses encourage students to read a range of texts and to get to grips with a variety of linguistic and literary critical theories. Independent study and research is the key and a good attitude and determination to do well will help support students through some challenging subject matter.

“That’s why literature is so fascinating. It’s always up for interpretation, and could be a hundred different things to a hundred different people. It’s never the same thing twice.”

― Sara Raasch, Snow Like Ashes

 “Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.”

― Benjamin Lee Whorf, 1897-1941

Departmental Courses

A Level English Language

A Level English Literature

English - Handbooks and Summer Tasks

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