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English Literature A Level at Benfield School

Course description

You will study prose, poety and drama within a range of genres alongside critical theory.  The study of texts, ranging from pre-1900 to modern classics allows students to develop a wide range of skills, such as the ability to read critically, analyse, evaluate and undertake independent research.


Course content

During this course students will study seminal works of literature from the genres of either Tragedy or Comedy and texts that represent Crime Writing or Political & Social Protest Writing.  You will also undertake some independent work where you explore how texts can be read through diferent critical lenses.

English Literature is a highly regarded facilitating A-level that is excellent preparation for a range of degree courses.  It is greatly valued by employers and University Admissions tutors alike as it demonstrates high levels of critical and analytical thinking and requires students to develop sophisticated writing skills.


Assessment will take place through examinations at the end of the course and a coursework module.Y

Future opportunities

Studying English Literature develops skills that are relevant to a range of careers, including: Journalism, Speech Therapy, Advertising, Creative Writing, Teaching, Law and Broadcasting.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 August 2016

Key information

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