A level English Literature

  • Course type: A level
  • Awarding/exam body: OCR


You will learn to analyse, compare and understand a wide variety of literary texts of all genres: poetry, drama and prose. Literary eras will cover modern and classic texts focuses on a balance of modern and classic texts.

  • Course units...

    Unit 1: Drama and Poetry pre-1900

    Unit 2: Comparative and Contextual Study

    Unit 3: Literature Post-1900

  • Course assessment...

    The A level will be assessed in two examinations and a coursework folder of analytical work.

  • This course can lead to...

    The course forms excellent preparation for the wide range of English courses available in higher education. English Literature is considered a ‘facilitating subject’ by Russell Group universities. Progressions to careers in Journalism, Law, Publishing, the Civil Service, Politics and Teaching.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 5 in English Language and Grade 5 English Literature

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