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English Literature A Level at Oaklands College

Course description

You will develop your knowledge of poetry, prose and drama and also learn about the personal and cultural situations of the writers. You will discuss the meanings of texts and the way these meanings are formed, as well as the way authors use characters, plots, settings, time, etc. for effect.

Course content

You will learn to develop your ability to analyse a range of literature, voicing your opinions and expressing your own views in response to a variety of texts.

Entry requirements

To study English Literature at A level you need to have a minimum of 6 GCSEs at C or above. It is preferable to have at least a B grade in English Literature GCSE. You need to have an interest in reading a variety of texts and be willing to approach texts in original ways. Strong essay writing skills are essential.

If you enjoy reading and want a chance to voice your opinions about issues in texts, then this subject is for you. Studying English Literature at AS level will give you the skills of analysis and evaluation important in any future career you choose.


You will be assessed through formal exams in addition to various written tasks with both formal and informal assessments throughout the year.

Financial information

16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

Future opportunities

University, careers in Journalism, Law, Teaching, Business, etc.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oaklands College directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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