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English Literature A level at The Littlehampton Academy

Course description

Do you enjoy reading? When you studied ‘Of Mice and Men’, Shakespeare, Priestley and various poets, did you get that unmistakable shiver down the spine that signalled a love of literature and how it can affect us? Do you often ask your teacher to recommend books? Do libraries feel like temples of knowledge to you? If the answer to any of those questions is YES then you will LOVE the study of Literature at A level.

Course content

You will study a variety of texts from across the centuries. Your coursework will be based on the study of modern prose fiction with an element of choice in what texts you study. The drama examination will see you tackle a Shakespeare play and another significant dramatic work, while the poetry exam will contain both modern and pre-nineteenth century verse. There is also an exam testing your skills of critical analysis with unseen texts.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade C in GCSE English Literature and English Language.


80% exam, 20% coursework.

Future opportunities

English Literature is highly regarded as a subject by universities. A degree in English Literature could lead you into careers such as teaching, law, archiving, and journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Littlehampton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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    • TLA is a Christian designated academy and we are proud to be part of the Woodard Academies Trust.  We aim to provide a rich and diverse educational environment that welcomes people of all faiths and none, and where every child is 'known and nurtured'.