English Literature

Why study English Literature?

If you have enjoyed your English Literature lessons, love reading and want to have the chance to study some of the greatest works ever written, then this is the course for you. If you want to learn how to put together some fiercely analytical, well-sustained and intelligently crafted essays, then this is the course for you. If you relish the challenge presented by great Literature of all ages, from Chaucer to McEwan, via Shakespeare, then this is the course for you.

Topics of study at A-Level

You will read and analyse poetry, prose and drama, including a Shakespeare play, from across the centuries. The coursework will give you the opportunity to investigate a series of texts at a challenging,
detailed and sophisticated level.

The coursework is challenging, but you get just the right amount of support from the teachers; they're really helpful.
Ben, Sixth Form English Literature Student

Opportunities beyond the classroom

A range of exciting trips designed to support the course, including visits to productions at different theatres.

What this subject might lead to

English Literature, Journalism, Law, History, Economics or Classics. English Literature gives you the key skills needed to face any course requiring substantial reading, careful research and the ability to sustain a complex line of argument.

Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)

Ideally a minimum of a grade 6 in English Literature but consideration will be given to any student who is willing to work hard and who is keen to succeed.