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English Literature at Outwood Grange Academy

Course description

This course leads to an A level in English Literature. Students study a minimum of 8 texts over 2 years.  Analysis explores the key areas of tragedy and political writing and there is also an opportunity to develop understanding of critical theory.

Course content

What will I learn at A Level?

This course will enable students to develop their analytical skills and powers of expression through the close study of thought-provoking and inspirational texts. Students will read classic examples of poetry, prose and drama, such as: Othello by William Shakespeare, Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and poetry by William Blake.

Entry requirements

At least a grade C in GCSE English is required in order to be accepted on to the course. However, we will also consider students’ suitability for the course on an individual basis and this will take into account GCSE English UMS marks and any intervention received for GCSE.  Equally important will be an interest in fiction, in words and ideas, and students will be encouraged to read as widely as possible to make their own discoveries about literature.


How will I be assessed at A Level?

Assessment is by examinations and coursework.

Financial information

Most students choose to buy their own copies of the texts studied (each costing no more than £10) although this is not a requirement and copies of texts can be supplied.

Future opportunities

The study of literature opens doors to a vast range of careers, including journalism, media, law, teaching, business, commerce - in fact, any field in which communication, the presentation of ideas, group discussion and analytical and creative thinking are valued.

Further information

Particularly for those committed to English study at university, this course taken alongside A level English Language can be a powerful combination, giving students an impressive depth and breadth of understanding of all matters of English study.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Number of planned places: 40