A-level English Literature

Why English Literature?

You will develop your skills of analysis, inference and deduction and will critically analyse a wider and more diverse range of texts than you have at GCSE. You will build on your GCSE study of English, reading to a deeper level and developing your analytical skills further.

What can I expect? 

You will study a range of texts, including a Shakespeare play, poetry, novels and a range of extracts that will enable you to explore writers’ techniques and thematic links across a variety of genres.

What do I need?

You will need a Grade 5 in English Literature and Language as well as a love of reading. Wider reading will be expected throughout the course as we will expect students to engage with a variety of writers and genres.

What about the future?

Careers to consider: School teacher, Journalism and writing, Publishing, TV, Radio, Film, Drama and Music.
“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.” - Maya Angelou