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A Level English Literature

A Level English Literature

Enjoy reading? Like debating what things really mean? Love exploring the ways those meanings are made? If you are interested in contemporary and pre-20th century prose, poetry and drama, and want to study a subject that engages your feelings as well as your mind, then English Literature is for you.

Course Content

You will be reading the works of the renowned author Oscar Wilde and comparing those to the supernatural novels of modern author Toni Morrison. You will develop as an independent reader and as a literary critic, exploring comparisons and connections between texts, considering other readers’ interpretations and appreciating the contexts in which texts were written. The coursework will give you the opportunity to compare the treatment of a specific theme in a 20th century play and novel.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

To study English literature at this level you need to have gained a grade 5/6 or above in GCSE English literature or GCSE English in addition to the general entry requirements. Grade 5 may be acceptable and will be reviewed on an individual basis.


What opportunities will this lead to?

English Literature students are highly respected by prestigious universities and the skills of analysis and expression that you develop on the course can lead to a wide range of university courses and careers, including roles within business and legal professions.

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