About The Course

Do you have a passion for reading and exploring plays, poems and novels? Do you enjoy reading widely and analysing and interrogating texts to find meaning?

If you can answer yes to these questions, English Literature is an ideal subject for you. You will read, discuss and actively explore a range of set texts, as well as having the exciting opportunity to pursue your own literary passion by choosing your own texts to study for coursework.

Books, poems and plays are at the heart of our course, offering you a wonderful opportunity to delve into classics such as Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre and Shakespeare’s King Lear, as well as strikingly modern drama and poetry, such as Lucy Prebble’s Enron and Carol Ann Duffy’s Meantime.

What We Add

You will benefit from being taught by expert, committed and experienced teachers who have a passion for literature in all its forms. You will learn how to manage your time effectively and work independently in preparation for further study at university.

You will visit theatres, meet visiting academics from prestigious universities, have the opportunity to take part in masterclasses at Cambridge University, and prepare yourself for work or higher education English courses.

How Can I Standout With English Literature?

English Literature is the perfect A Level to study if you want to pursue a degree in English Literature, either as a single subject, or combined with creative writing, linguistics or journalism. Careers as diverse as public relations, teaching, social work, fundraising, film and television all welcome an academic qualification in English Literature.

Entry Requirements

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
  • Grade 5s in GCSE English Literature and GCSE English Language
  • All course texts are available from the English Department or LRC on long term loan – you may wish to buy your own copies