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English Literature AS & A Level at Sir John Deane's College

Course description

English Literature explores art texts such as poems, plays and novels and is a highly-regarded subject that is ideal for those who enjoy reading and discussion. The course will introduce you to a range of work that will broaden your knowledge of the world, improve your verbal and written communication skills and develop your ability to analyse and evaluate.

Course content

In English Literature you will study a range of poetry, prose and drama from different time periods and you will explore how writers develop characters and themes. You will have the chance to study three texts of different genres including at least one Shakespeare play.


Written examinations make up 80% of your grade with the remaining assessed from your coursework.

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The department organises regular theatre trips, including an annual visit to Stratfordupon-Avon, and exciting and rewarding study days on set texts.

Future opportunities

English Literature is an interesting and highly valued course that will open up a wide range of possibilities for the future.

Former English Literature students have gone on to study an extensive range of subjects at university. In addition to English and related subjects, students have read for degrees in anthropology, archaeology, law, criminology, modern languages, psychology, theatre, film and television.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir John Deane's College directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
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