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English Literature - A Level - 2 years at Longley Park Sixth Form College

Course description

The course features a fascinating mix of texts from across the genres. You will look at texts which have been produced over many literary periods, including forms such as Shakespearean drama, Romantic poetry and the modern novel. You will analyse the ways in which writers shape meaning and consider the different ways in which texts can be interpreted. If you love reading and are looking to challenge your own perceptions of literature, then this is the course for you!

Course content

You will read, discuss, analyse and write about a wide range of literature. You will develop your critical skills and learn how to present your ideas effectively.

On our brand new A Level English Literature course you will read widely and independently, engage creatively and apply your knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation in speech and writing. You’ll explore the contexts of the texts you’re reading and deepen your understanding of the changing traditions of literature in English.


A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C).  You will normally need at least a grade 4/C in English Language and Maths.  You should enjoy reading and discussing different kinds of literature, and must be prepared to read widely to support your studies.


A combination of written examinations and coursework (80% exam; 20% coursework).

Financial information

Everything you must have to undertake the course will be provided by college.  You may have to pay for extras such as trips/visits.

Future opportunities

The critical, analytical and communication skills developed during the course make English Literature an excellent preparation for higher education in any area.  If you want to specialise, there are a wide range of courses in English, journalism, media and cultural studies.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2017
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