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English Literature A Level at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Course description

A Level English Literature is a hugely challenging, enjoyable and widely respected qualification.

This course is for people who want to develop their analytical reading skills, alongside written and spoken communication skills and the ability to think rigorously.

These skills are highly valued by universities and, of course, by your future employer. Class debate is lively and the sharing of opinions about our set texts is welcomed and encouraged.

Course content

The purpose of this course is to develop your interest and enjoyment of literature, through reading widely, critically and independently.

Students explore a range of genres: poetry, drama, prose and non-fiction texts.

You will need to develop your own critical ideas, show an awareness of other critics’ interpretations as well as understanding the historical conditions in which texts were written.

The course will encourage you to read broadly to develop an overview of literary genres and periods.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English.

Future opportunities

English Literature is considered a facilitating subject and is highly regarded by universities. It is a useful subject if you are considering a degree in Law, Publishing, Education, Creative Writing, Media Studies, Drama, History and any of the Social Sciences as well as the many courses which have English as an element.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 22 June 2016

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