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A Level English Literature

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Advanced Level English Literature


Subject Leader

Mrs E Norman

Entry Requirements:

Minimum Entry Requirements: 

5 x 5s

4 in English and Maths 

Subject Specific Entry Requirements:

6 in English Literature GCSE

Why study English Literature?

Do you love reading? Do you enjoy gaining insights into different worlds and different people? Would you like the chance to discuss the books you read, with enthusiastic teachers and students – and be challenged to support your ideas? If so then English Literature is the course for you!

This course will help you develop your skills of critical analysis through the study of a diverse range of texts, ranging from the sixteenth century to the present day. You will need to enjoy the challenge of writing essays and mini-essays every week as well as joining in with lively classroom discussions of literary ideas!

What can I do with English Literature after A-Level?

A wide variety of occupations will be open to you ranging from journalism to law, social services and teaching (to name just a few). The analytical and cultural skills acquired are highly regarded by universities and future employers making A-Level Literature a ‘facilitator subject’ as well as being valuable in its own right.

English Literature Extras

Seeing plays in performance will help you to develop a deeper understanding of the texts studied.: It is hoped this will include the chance to take part in a subject conference in London and potentially in a theatre workshop visit to Stratford upon Avon. In addition, links with the University of Cambridge will provide opportunities to attend occasional lectures further to complement the range and detail of your AS and A-Level experiences, here at Comberton Sixth Form.