English Literature A Level

Course Overview

Story telling has been around for centuries and our understanding of life is often based on what we have read. English Literature focuses on the study of Literature from both the past and the present.

It enables you to explore set texts in detail as well as giving you the confidence to investigate and express your own ideas. If you enjoy reading and writing and want to expand your knowledge and understanding of texts then literature is the course for you.

What's on the course?

You will show knowledge and understanding of the ways in which writers use and adapt language, form and structure in texts; the interpretation of texts by different readers; how texts relate to one another and the cultural and contextual influences on readers and writers.

Course Requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 5 including maths plus English at grade 5

Course Progression

Once you've finished English Literature you will have acquired a range of useful skills including the ability to analyse and evaluate literature. You will be able to articulate independent opinions and judgements and express these effectively. These skills will be really useful if you decide to study English Literature, or any other subject, at university.

Course Assessment

The course is assessed through exams with a 20% coursework component at the end of the second year.

Course Finance

For details on course fees please contact the College.

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