A-level English Literature focuses on the study of literary texts, investigating themes and characters, historical and biographical contexts, different interpretations by critics and other readers.
What Will I Learn?
In the first year you will study the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, a play (Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams) and a novel (Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë).
In the second year you will study the poetry of Christina Rossetti and a Shakespeare play (King Lear), as well as complete a coursework essay comparing one pre-2000 novel with one post-2000 novel.
5 GCSEs A*-C including at least B in English Literature and C in English Language
First year: 2 exams; Second year: 2 exams plus coursework.
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- Undergraduate degree in English Literature, English Language, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Liberal Arts, Comparative Literature, amongst many others. Careers such as teaching, publishing, journalism, television, media, marketing and copywriting.