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English Literature A Level at Hayesfield Girls' School and Mixed Sixth Form

Course description

Why study this subject at Hayesfield?

The English Faculty at Hayesfield is a colourful and thriving community of inspirational staff and students who have a real and genuine enthusiasm for the subject. All of this makes for an extremely positive classroom environment coupled with lively discussion. The course includes a wide variety of ancient and modern literature and is split into the study of drama, poetry and prose. The teachers in the English Faculty are experts in their field, passionate about their subject and pride themselves on their ability to transmit their passion, enthusiasm and interest to students. 

Course content

Course content - Year 12

Aspects of Tragedy:

Shakespeare - Othello.

Arthur Miller - Death of a Salesman.

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the D’Urbervilles.


Course content - Year 13

Shakespeare - Hamlet.

Ian McEwan - Atonement.

Crabbe, Browning & Wilde - Poetry

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Language and Literature.


Two examinations in Year 13 (80% of the marks)

One piece of coursework (20% of the marks), based on your approved choices of texts

Future opportunities

English Literature can lead to a wide range of careers. These include Teaching, Law, Academia, Marketing, Finance and much more.

The possibilities are endless.

Further information

This subject works well with



Extra/Super curricular activities

Theatre trips

Visiting lectures


Author visits

University visits


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hayesfield Girls' School and Mixed Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2017

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