Spring Program (Week 1) - English Literature

Dates: Sun 29th March - Sat 4th April

Ages: 14 - 18

Price: £1450£1100 - apply before 28th October

To study English Literature in Cambridge means following in the footsteps of Coleridge, Wordsworth, Tennyson and Plath. Having inspired generations of authors and poets, Cambridge forms the perfect setting to be introduced to the study of literature at university level.

The Reach Cambridge English Literature course is designed to introduce students to subjects beyond the scope of their current school courses and thereby offer them a flavour of English literature in higher education. Students will study drama, poetry, and prose, and explore different literary movements such as the Renaissance, the Romantic period, and our Postmodern age. The course will also involve enriching trips to the theatre, local excursions, practical workshops and creative writing sessions.

Alongside fascinating examinations of different forms of literature, the course helps students to develop important skills, teaching them how to construct persuasive arguments, deliver stimulating presentations, and think philosophically.

The course will not only equip students with key transferable skills that will enhance their achievements on their current school course, but will also introduce them to new areas of literature and furnish them with knowledge and experience of the demands of undergraduate academic study. In short, the course will develop both their passion and aptitude in the exciting field of literary studies.

Hear from our past students:

It taught me lots of things, not only about literature but also about life.

Student, English Literature, 2017

It was one of the best courses I have ever been a part of.

Student, English Literature, 2016

Reach Cambridge is one of the best experiences you could have. You get the opportunity to meet new friends and experience university life – it is amazing!

Sophia, English Literature, 2014

I enjoyed the entire course. It was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever had. Not only did I learn more about my subject, but I also learned time and money management. I experienced a freedom I could not experience on a school trip.

Carl, English Literature, 2014

The best experience of learning I’ve ever had! Learning actually became fun!

Student, English Literature & Performance, 2014

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