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English Literature at Uplands Community College School Sixth Form

Course description

English Literature at AS/A Level will develop your understanding and enjoyment of literary studies through the exploration of a range of texts.  You will be encouraged to become an independent and reflective reader, who can draw on a number approaches to interpret literary works.

Course content

The course is designed to deepen your understanding of both the classics of English Literature and a variety of modern texts.  Alongside Shakespeare, you could find yourself studying writers such as Louis de Bernieres and Margaret Atwood.


Through group work and discussion, you will develop insight as a critical reader.  You will develop increasing confidence to express yourself when talking and writing about literature.  As reflective learners, you will be encouraged to assess your own progress and peer assessment will play a vital role in your understanding of ways forward.  You will be expected to read several substantial texts as well as completing research, writing essays and giving presentations.


Your developing skills in English Literature will complement every area of study.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades at GCSE including a Grade B or above in English and English Literature.

Future opportunities

Drama, History and Law are just a few subjects that draw on the skills developed through the close analysis of a written text.  English Literature is a highly respected academic subject and many students have gone on to study Arts and Sciences at top Universities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uplands Community College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Wadhurst is situated on the Kent/Sussex border seven miles (11 km) east of Crowborough and about seven miles (11 km) south of Tunbridge Wells.  It is also within easy reach of Ticehurst, Burwash, Mayfield and Heathfield in East Sussex, and Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst and Cranbrook in Kent.


      There is limited parking available on the College site during the day.  Visitors travelling by car may prefer to park in the public car park, which is situated next to the Greyhound Pub in the High Street, adjacent to the College. 


      Uplands is a Community College and we have a Sports Centre on-site, which is open to the public and a Youth Centre across the road.  The entire College site, including the Sports Centre is a non-smoking environment. 

      The College is:

      • Within easy reach of the A21


      • Approximately 1 mile from Wadhurst Railway Station


      • Served by bus routes from the surrounding towns/villages


      • Located within the centre of Wadhurst; Sixth Form students are permitted to visit the local shops during study periods and break/lunchtime