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A-Level

English literature

You will study prose, poetry and drama texts and develop your skills in critical analysis. You will review modern texts and texts from previous centuries whilst undertaking independent reading.

Exam Board

Edexcel

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 6 in either English language or English literature.

Assessment

  • 80% Exams
  • 20% Coursework
An introduction to English literature Presentation About this course

What is English literature?

You will study prose, poetry and drama texts and develop your skills in critical analysis. You will review modern texts and texts from previous centuries whilst undertaking independent reading.

 

What will I study?

You will study a wide range of texts and will be encouraged to become an active reader and offer opinions and ideas based on your own interpretations of literary texts, as well as considering the opinions of others.

The texts you study will be from different social and historical contexts, including Shakespeare. You will also have the opportunity to study poetry published post 2000 and to develop your skills in analysing unseen poetry.

 

Trips, visits and enrichments:

  • Trips to theatres, study days and a wide range of revision lectures
  • Various student-led enrichment groups, including creative writing
  • Write for the college magazine

 

What can it lead to?

Universities view English literature favourably, as you have carried out extensive reading and critical analysis. It is also an excellent qualification for a very wide range of professions.

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