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English Literature A Level at The Whitehaven Academy

Course description

When opting to study English Literature, you will experience a rich, challenging and coherent approach to genre study, looking at the four broad genres available; tragedy, comedy, crime writing and political and social protest writing.

There is no doubt that you will enjoy a rounded and holistic view of English literature.

Entry requirements

A grade B in GCSE English Language and English Literature is a minimum. (Students with grade B or above in Literature and grade C in Language will be considered on an individual basis.)


AS – 2 written examination papers

A2 – 2 written examination papers and one coursework unit, which comprises two pieces of work

Future opportunities

English is at the heart of all communication and therefore the skills gained from studying English Literature are valuable for any number of careers involving spoken or written English, not simply those that are directly linked to the study of literature.

English Literature is a universally recognised qualification for entry into college/university courses, particularly for those in arts and humanities.

Possible career options for students of English Literature include: journalist, publishing, editor, copywriter, writer, primary school teacher, secondary school teacher, public relations officer, lexicographer, academic librarian, arts administrator and jobs related to marketing, advertising and law, amongst many others.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 March 2017
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