Workshops focusing on set texts, theatre productions and creative writing.
100% pass rate achieved since 2015.
A Level English Literature is a hugely challenging, enjoyable and widely respected qualification. This course is for people who want to develop their analytical reading skills, alongside written and spoken communication skills and the ability to think rigorously. These skills are highly valued by universities and, of course, by your future employer. Class debate is lively and the sharing of opinions about our set texts is welcomed and encouraged.
The purpose of this course is to develop your interest and enjoyment of literature, through reading widely, critically and independently. Students explore a range of texts from the major literary genres of poetry, drama and prose, as well as literary criticism. You will need to develop your own critical ideas and show an awareness of other critics’ interpretations as well as understanding the historical conditions in which texts were written. The non-exam assessment provides scope for students to determine their own focus for study based on their reading preferences. The course will encourage you to read broadly to develop an overview of literary genres and periods.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) including English.
Other A Levels
English Literature combines well with all arts and humanities subjects, but also offers breadth and variety for students taking largely science courses.
There is a £20 material fee cost for this course.
Where will my course lead?
English Literature is considered a facilitating subject and is highly regarded by top universities. It is a useful subject if you are considering a degree in Law, Publishing, Education, Creative Writing, Media Studies, Drama, History and any of the Social Sciences as well as the many courses which have English as an element.