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A Level English Literature

A Level English Literature aims to encourage students to develop their interest in, and enjoyment of, literature and literary study. A passion for reading is essential and students must be fully prepared for this.
During the two years students will read widely and independently, both set texts and others that they select for themselves.  They will engage critically with texts and develop and effectively apply their knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation.
Texts studied may range from medieval to Elizabethan to texts published in the last 10 years.  Students will study prose, drama and poetry and will learn to respond to unseen extracts in the examinations as well as how to effectively respond to texts taught.

Why Study A Level English Literature
A Level Literature is a highly regarded and academic A Level which helps students gain university places in a wide range of subjects.  It explores the big questions of human existence and requires from the reader understanding, empathy and appreciation.   The skills involved in studying Literature include analysis, inference, interpretation, listening and responding.  These are important skills, needed for university, work and life.  On top of this, students learn how to write coherently, accurately, critically and successfully!

Strong Subject Combinations
As a strong facilitating subject English combines well with most A Level subjects but in particular:
Creative Writing
Modern Foreign Languages
Performing Arts

Possible Further Study and Degree Courses