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English Literature A Level at Stepney Green Maths and Computing College

Course description

An A-Level in Literature allows students to develop and flourish academically, whilst also stretching their emotional intelligence. Through the study of a wide range of texts from a variety of contexts, the course equips students with analytical and comparative skills. It also offers an exciting opportunity to explore the bigger questions about the world and the human experience.

The course gives students the chance to engage with themes and ideas through creative writing, as well as through literary criticism. Independence of thought and of interpretation is at the core of the syllabus, as well as a fantastic choice of texts which are relevant, thought-provoking and inspiring.

Not only does the course hone skills which are desirable to employers: discussion, academic writing, analysis and more, it opens the door for further study into English or other disciplines at university.

This is a challenging course that involves expansive reading, a love of literature and exposure to exceptional poetry, prose and plays. 


  • Literary Genres
  • Texts and Genres
  • Theory and Independence
  • Aspects of Tragedy
  • Aspects of Comedy

Entry requirements

Students will need to obtain a grade B or above in their English GCSE to gain a place on this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stepney Green Maths and Computing College directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years