English Literature


English Literature

Why is the study of English Literature important? 


English Literature is builds on skills students built during their GCSE study. It promotes aptitude in analysis, comprehension and reading for purpose. The study of English Literature promotes a varied and complex lexicon, essential for effective writing.

  • Course Content and Assessment

    Course Content:

    • Shakespeare
    • Prose
    • Post 1900 Poetry Cluster
    • Unseen Prose, Unseen Poetry
    • Modern Play, Modern Prose
    • Modern Poetry Cluster



    • 80% Examination
    • 20% Coursework
  • Entry Criteria

    5 GCSEs at 4 or above including:

    • English at 6 or above
    • Mathematics at 4 or above
  • How can English Literature support your future?

    Career Opportunities:

    Students who have taken A Level English (Literature) go on to study English Literature at University. Future opportunities may include: a Writer, English Teacher, a Journalist, Publishing Editor or Proof-reader.

  • How does the study of English Literature support your study of other subjects?

    Not only does English Literature facilitate skills necessary for effective success in later life, it enables students to become more coherent writers, persuasive debaters and imbues students with skills that will benefit them, whichever destination they progress on to. This is beneficial when studying in tandem with English Language, Law, Sociology, Criminology and Psychology.

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