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English Literature A Level at Mascalls Academy

Course description

Throughout the two year course, you will study a wide variety of poetry, prose and drama texts that are linked thematically and by era.  

You will gain an understanding of how social and historical contexts influences the writing and reception of a variety of texts.  

You will be expected to read widely and will therefore extend your understanding of and enthusiasm for literature in all its forms.  

The two year course gradually builds the skills required for the analysis of literature through a combination of classic and modern texts, from ancient literature to post-2000 poetry and everything in between.


Entry requirements

You must achieve at least a Level 6 in English Literature AND English Language GCSE to be accepted on the course. Additionally a love of reading would be beneficial in accessing the challenging subject material.


The course assessments will comprise of 20% Coursework and 80% Examination that will assess your analytical skills and ability to assimilate the views of others as well as formulating your own responses.

Future opportunities

English Literature is highly regarded as a Facilitating Subject by Higher Education institutions.  

Through your study of this course you will become an informed, independent reader with excellent research skills and this will stand you in good stead for any course you might choose to study at degree level.  

Typically, students who study Literature move on to careers in teaching, journalism, law and the media.

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: 07 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years