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English Literature - A Level at Crompton House CofE Sixth Form

Course description

English Literature is a fantastic opportunity to:

• read an exciting and varied range of texts - poetry, prose and drama

• learn about different literary theories and how to apply them

• choose your own texts to study for the Non- Examination Component (Coursework)

• study a rigorous academic subject that is highly valued by universities

• learn how to analyse texts in great depth

• learn more about the historical contexts of different texts and authors

• learn how to communicate effectively, construct essays logically and use appropriate academic language

• develop your ability to present ideas orally

• learn independently and develop your organisation and self-discipline

Course content

This course will suit you if you enjoy reading different types of fiction including novels, poetry and plays. You will read texts independently and in class and you will find out more about how different social and historical periods impact on how texts are produced and received.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for the Sixth Form is an average of grade C overall in all subjects

English Literature GCSE grade C

English Language GCSE grade C


Exam and Coursework based assessment

Future opportunities

This course is excellent preparation for studying English Literature and/or Linguistics at University, and many students also go on to study or work in law, psychology, journalism or the theatre. However, there are a wide range of opportunities available to students of English Literature as it develops many of the skills that are highly valued by universities and employers.

Further information

Many students study English Literature alongside subjects such as English Language, History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Psychology, Languages or Drama. However, it combines very effectively with most A level subjects.

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: 18 May 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years