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English Literature at Trinity Catholic School

Course description

The new Advanced Literature course involves exciting developments, including an emphasis on the different ways in which a work of literature can be read and a greater awareness of social and political contexts for example, considering literature from the point of view of class, wealth and gender.


Please note that AS and A level Literature will be two separate qualifications from next year.  We intend that all students should follow the AS course and sit the exam at the end of Year 12.  Those students who are successful will progress onto the A Level course in Year 13.

Course content

Topics covered

  • Prose
  • Poetry
  • Drama (including Shakespeare)

Entry requirements

B at GCSE English Language and a commitment to reading and ideas.







Examined Unit:  Poetry/Drama


Examined Unit:  Two Prose Texts



A Level

Two Examined Units:  Poetry/Drama/Prose


Coursework: Two Prose Texts



Future opportunities

Skills developed

  • Thinking, understanding and communicating
  • Responding to difference ideas and experiences       
  • Formal essay writing 

Trips and outings

  • Theatre
  •  Workshops
  • Lectures

Further information

Suggested career paths

English Literature can lead to a variety of career paths in the Arts and Humanities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 17 December 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: TBA