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English Literature at Teddington School

Course description

Do you have a love of reading and a genuine interest in English literature? Do you enjoy discussing the books you have read and the ideas they raise? Would you enjoy exploring the texts independently? If so, then this course will inspire you. Ideal for those people who want to learn how to read more thoughtfully and critically and write more stylishly and fluently, A level English Literature will provide you with a rewarding challenge and an immense amount of satisfaction.


Course content

The content of this course is studied over two years:

  • Drama: Pre 1900: King Lear / Post 1900: Streetcar Named Desire
  • Prose: Pre 1900:Frankenstein / Post 1900: Handmaid’s Tale
  • Poetry: Pre 1900: Romantics Collection / Post 1900: Modern Times Anthology


A comparative essay themed by genre, literary movement, author or critical viewpoint – students must answer on the core text and will have to submit a thesis statement to explain their second choice.

Entry requirements

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Future opportunities

Progression Route

English A level is unique in so far as it will support entry to the widest university courses ranging from Law through to History, Sociology, Psychology compared to any other A Level.

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: 23 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two Years


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    • Our core purpose of our Sixth Form at Teddington is to focus on the individual student from the moment you join us and to ensure you realise your unique potential academically, physically and socially through dedicated, innovative and enthusiastic teaching and learning. We expect you to learn to take responsibility for your own learning and to demonstrate a committed and conscientious approach to your studies to enable you to carve and secure your future pathway.

      We believe that both excellence and progress should be equally celebrated. We believe we can achieve and aspire to greater things. We will accomplish this through the sharpening of our academic skills and social awareness which will allow us to adapt to an ever-changing society and become responsible citizens of tomorrow.

      Please take the time to invest in your future success by looking at the extensive range of courses and activities we have to offer and we look forward to discussing your future in our community sixth form.