English Literature A Level

English Literature is a fascinating and exciting subject which teaches exceptional written as well as verbal communication skills and prepares students for an enormous range of exciting careers, such as: Marketing, Publishing, Advertising, Law, Teaching, TV and the Media and many, many more! 

The course aims to teach students:

  • To enjoy reading widely, independently and critically
  • To explore how texts are constructed and appreciate authorial craft 
  • To evaluate the social, cultural and historical conditions of the time in which the text was produced
  • To assess textual evidence and make confident judgements about characters, themes and wider ideas
  • To express opinions and construct arguments in clear and dynamic English. 
  • To think outside the box, to debate ideas in lessons and to work with others in a fun, intellectually stimulating environment

Looking Further Ahead

An A Level in English Literature is a solid, academic qualification that will access undergraduate courses in any discipline. To a potential employer, it is a good indication of powers of expression, the ability to make reasoned judgements and an awareness of human experience.

Preivous students who have studied A Level English Literature have gone on to undertake many exciting things such as studying Media and Communications, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Management Studies and Journalism at leading Universities.

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