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English Literature A level at The Highcrest Academy

Course description

Studying English literature invites you to enjoy and read in depth some significant works in the three major genres of plays, poems and novels and to learn how to write well - focused academic essays on them. There will be particular concern with the contexts within which these works were written and the different interpretations to which they are open. A strong feature of the subject li es in bringing texts together through comparison

Course content

What texts will you be studying?


A Streetcar Named Desire

A Handmaid’s Tale

Poetry of the Decade

Selected Poems:

Keats, Othello, Texts in Time which is the A level coursework unit

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 6 in English Literature and grade 6 in English Language. A grade of 4 in Mathematics is also required.

Future opportunities

What do students studying this qualification go on to do?





Public Relations


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Highcrest Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2018
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