English Literature AS & A Level at The City of Liverpool College
English Literature is one of the most vibrant and popular subjects to study at A level. It is highly valued by both Universities and employers as a traditional academic subject of high status. It combines easily with every subject in both Arts and Science areas and develops skills in:
- Logical argument
- Critical thinking
- Research and analysis
- Group work and debate
- Presentational skills
The first year of your studies will include:
A variety of prose, poetry and drama texts for you to study.
- Pre 1900 prose – David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (Penguin Classics)
- Post 1900 prose – The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad (Penguin Classics)
- Poetry – Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy (Picador)
- Drama – A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (Penguin Modern Classics)
The second year is likely to include:
- Pre 1900 poetry – either Selected Poems by John Donne or Selected Poems by John Keats
- Post 1900 poetry – The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin & Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy
- Drama – The Tempest by Shakespeare, Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde & Betrayal by Harold Pinter
- Coursework – Prose Study 2,500-3,000 words assignment based on two literary works of your choice
• The most important entry requirement is that you are committed and determined to do well
• You must achieve a minimum of 2 Grade B's and 3 Grade C's (including English) or equivalent (this equivalency will be discussed at our information evening and then in further detail at interview)
• Students taking the Sciences must also obtain at least a grade B in Maths.
• Students applying to study Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Spanish, Maths at A-level must obtain a grade B in the subject at GCSE.
• All places are conditional on results, subject to interview in June/July and a suitable reference from your school.
An A level in English Literature prepares you for a wide range of subjects at University which can lead to careers in:
Law, Business, Journalism, Teaching, Publishing, Script writing, Communications, Advertising.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.