English Literature

English Literature

Entry Criteria

  • Average Point Score: 4.0
  • 4.0 in Literature and a 4.0 grade in Language at GCSE.

Examination Board

  • AQA

 

Teaching Staff

  • Miss Pearson
  • Mrs Shaw
  • Mrs Smith
  • Mr Pacey
  • Mrs Kan

English Literature is a fantastic opportunity to:

  •  read an exciting and varied range of texts poetry, prose and drama
  • learn about different literary theories and how to apply them
  • choose your own texts to study for the NonExamination Component (Coursework)
  • study a rigorous academic subject that is highly valued by universities
  • learn how to analyse texts in great depth
  • learn more about the historical contexts of different texts and authors
  • learn how to communicate effectively, construct essays logically and use appropriate academic language
  • develop your ability to present ideas orally
  • learn independently and develop your organisation and self-discipline

This course will suit you if you enjoy reading different types of fiction including novels, poetry and plays. You will read texts independently and in class and you will find out more about how different social and historical periods impact on how texts are produced and received.

Many students study English Literature alongside subjects such as English Language, History, Philosophy and Ethics, Sociology, Psychology, Languages or Drama. However, it combines very effectively with most A Level subjects.

This course is excellent preparation for studying English Literature and/or Linguistics at university, and many students also go on to study or work in law, psychology, journalism or the theatre. However, there are a wide range of opportunities available to students of English Literature as it develops many of the skills that are highly valued by universities and employers.