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...

    These A levels are will be assessed by 2 examinations and a coursework folder of investigative (English Language) and analytical work.

  • This course can lead to...

    A level English courses form excellent preparation for any one of the wide variety of English courses available in higher education. English literature in particular is considered a ‘facilitating subject’ by Russell Group universities. English is useful for career paths including journalism, law, publishing, the civil service, politics and teaching.

  • Course highlights...

    • Frequent theatre trips to see modern productions of set texts and in-college workshops with theatre critic from The Times and visiting poets.
    • Day trip to Paris to explore the culture of the city and its influence on the anthology texts.
    • Opportunity to be published in the SFX creative writing anthology
  • 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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