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English Literature A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

Develop your independence, creativity and maturity with one of our English courses.

Why choose English Literature?

While you are avidly reading the latest book on your shelf, do you ever ask yourself 'What else has this author written?', or wonder 'What were the ideas of the period that made the writer think this way?', 'What did reviewers think of this book when it was first published?' If so, English Literature is a course you will find particularly attractive.

Examined Topics - During your study of English Literature, you will study eight texts, while being encouraged to read independently, widely and in-depth. This will include the study of all three genres: Poetry, Drama and Prose across a range of periods. These will include a selection of Contemporary Poetry written Post-2000, the Romantic John Keats, Shakespeare's Hamlet, and the thematic exploration of either 'Science and Society' or 'Women and Society' in the novel. Coursework forms part of this A level course and the theme for the coursework is Colonial and Postcolonial Literatures.

Creative Writing - The English Literature course does not include creative writing. If you would like to be writing creatively, then take a look at our English Language and Literature or Film Studies course.

"I love class debates where you can hear the ideas and interpretations of your classmates and compare and share them with your own thoughts." Ania Vinogradov


Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level English Literature: GCSE grade 6 or B in English Language and GCSE grade 6 or B in English Literature.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

For further information, please consult the College prospectus on the

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th January 2018.

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: 28 September 2017
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