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A Level English Literature at Kingston College

Course description

You will develop your enjoyment and interest in literature and broaden your knowledge and understanding of poetry, plays and novels, from the seventeenth century to the present day. English Literature A Level is a core subject and you will be able to combine it effectively with any other mix of subjects. You will develop important skills such as critical analysis and writing skills which are highly valued by universities and, of course, by your future employer. English is a subject for students who take real pleasure in reading. If you enjoy reading, this will probably be your favourite subject.

Course content

A Level English Literature is a linear qualification with students taking the final exam after two years of study. Students will study one Shakespeare play from either the tragedies or comedies; two prose texts from a chosen theme, one of the texts must be pre- 1900; and a selection of poetry from a range of time periods.

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Entry requirements

A Level entry criteria are a minimum of five GCSEs, at grades 9-5, all in academic subjects. These must include a minimum of a grade 5 in GCSE English and a grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics. This qualification can only be studied alongside two other A Level subjects.


Students will need to complete coursework assessment.

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Future opportunities

Students typically go on to study English, Law, Media or Social Sciences at university.

Further information

Kingston Sixth has an excellent track record of being an established A Level provider. Over the years these courses have been an outstanding springboard from which thousands of students have built their futures and progressed to some of the best universities in the country. The College was graded Good by Ofsted in 2013 and 2016.

For more information please contact our Admissions Team on  020 8268 3073 or email

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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