Do you love reading? Do you have a questioning mind and enjoy discussions?
If so, English Literature will more than satisfy, offering the opportunity for you to read a rich and wide range of prose, drama and poetry from antiquity to the present day.
Prose: We will study the way language is used to create meaning and feeling, as well as what a text tells us about time, place and the author from which it sprang.
Poetry: You will compare and contrast the way poems represent topics such as love, family, place, belonging, childhood, ageing and death.
Drama: In the first year you will study Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe. In year two, you will compare and contrast this with Lucy Prebble’s Enron, set in the 1990s culture of arrogance and greed.
You will also study Shakespeare’s King Lear, exploring ways in which the characters and scenarios tell us as much about about our own lives as the characters themselves.
How can I STANDOUT with English Literature after college?
English Literature is highly regarded in universities and is considered to be a very valuable subject, which offers skills for any degree course. English Literature can be studied at university and can lead to careers in journalism, teaching, law and politics.
You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for A Level courses.