English Literature

Course Length: 2 years
Study Type: Full time
Start Date: September 2024

Course Overview

A level English Literature will teach you how to analyse complex literary issues with the help of important critical ideas and theories.

  • Entry Requirements
    Grade 9-5 in GCSE English. Please see our Entry Requirements for more guidance.
  • Benefits/Skills
    A level English Literature encourages wider reading, thereby extending your experience and appreciation of literature. You will read, reflect and evaluate, then express your conclusions in an eloquent and precise way. These skills are very important in a wide range of jobs, forming the core of further literary study at university.
  • Units/Modules
    A level English Literature seeks to offer a wide range of engaging texts, from Shakespeare to 20th and 21st century novels. You will read and study these texts through the lens of genre (such as tragedy, social analysis, crime fiction) and critical theory (Marxism and feminism), experiencing both the teacher-led and independent study of literature in its historical and cultural context.
  • Careers/Progression
    English Literature offers superb preparation for university courses in English (it is highly regarded by higher education institutions including Oxford and Cambridge). It provides a degree of analytical rigour and cultural knowledge, appropriate for a wide range of careers.

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19th century author, Mary Ann Evans was better known by her pen name. What was it?
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