English Literature is a great course for anyone who enjoys reading books and discussing their ideas. Immerse yourself in poetry, prose and drama, making meaning from the worlds created by writers past and present.
You will study and share ideas with your classmates about a wide variety of texts. The extensive reading you will undertake on this course includes poetry, prose and drama from different periods, including at least one play by Shakespeare, pre-1900 poetry and drama, and contemporary literature. This breadth of study will enable you to consider the ways in which texts relate to one another and to literary traditions, movements and genres.
You will need:
If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.
Assessment is by exam (80%) and coursework (20%). Assessment in both the exams and coursework is a combination of close reading and analytical essay tasks.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.