English Literature A Level

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

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.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

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

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.

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

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

For learners 19+ years old, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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