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A Level English Literature at Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College

Course description

Good readers make good writers and English Literature encourages students to develop an interest in and enjoyment of English Literature, through reading widely, critically and independently, across centuries, genre and gender and through experience of an extensive range of views about texts and how to read them. Career opportunities include: journalism, advertising, law and teaching although a good command of English underpins success in most areas of modern life and the ability to think analytically and analyse text in a critical way is vital in most careers.

Candidates complete two units:

  • Unit 1 - LTA1 Examinations - Texts in Context
    The Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature (60% of the course at AS, 30% of the course for A Level) This is a 2 hour examination for which candidates will study six texts, three for close study and three for wider reading.
  • Unit 2 - LTA2 - Creative Study (40% of AS, 20% of A Level)
    This unit is coursework. Candidates complete two pieces of coursework: one on a prose text which can be a creative response and one on a comparison of drama texts.


  • Unit 3 - Examination - Love Through the Ages (30% of the course for A Level)
  • Unit 4 - Extended Essay and Shakespeare Study (20% of A Level) This unit is coursework and requires an extended essay on three texts.

  • Entry requirements

    5 A* - C including Mathematics with English Language and English Literature at grade B.

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Slough and Eton Church of England Business and Enterprise College directly.

    Last updated date: 28 August 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years