All about our English Literature A-Level course:

A taste...

English Literature suits students with a love of reading and writing, and who enjoy analytical discussion about challenging, contemporary topics such as race, cultural difference and sexuality. It will prepare students for a career in academia, politics, journalism, advertising or law.

The details

You will look at different texts from across the canon of English literature and beyond. Most lessons will involve debate, discussion, offering and challenging interpretations as well as close linguistic analysis of language and form and how they shape meaning. Distinctive modules include: - Love through the ages - Texts in shared contexts - Texts across time

How is this course assessed?

The course is assessed through 80% exam and 20% coursework.

Examining Body


What about careers?

Many students progress onto university to study an arts or social science based subject. English Literature A-Level can lead to careers in social enterprise, marketing, public research, teaching, law, journalism and many others.

Which other courses does this combine well with?

Combines well with; English Language, French, Film Studies, Geography, History, Journalism, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology & Spanish.


Career Prospects