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English Literature A level at Wadham School

Course description

Students suited to this course should have an imaginative and empathetic mind, a critical eye, an enjoyment of reading,perseverance and good organisational skills.

Entry requirements

One of your 5+ passes at GCSE must be in English Literature. Ideally, you should have a C+ pass in English Language.


Exam Board - OCR

The A-Level comprises of three components:

Component 1: Shakespeare, Drama and Pre-1900 Poetry – assessment by written examination (40%) Component 2: Close Reading and Comparative and Contextual Study of Texts – assessment by written examination (40%)

Component 3: Critical piece or recreative piece with commentary – assessment by coursework An AS-Level one year course is designed to be co-teachable alongside the two year course.

Future opportunities

English Literature has always been regarded as a high status and versatile qualification which could lead to a career in a wide choice of areas: teaching, media, the arts, welfare, administration, business, publishing and the law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wadham School directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years