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English Literature at Stantonbury Campus

Course description

The A Level Literature course offers you the opportunity to study and enjoy a wide range of literature from across the centuries. You will explore texts which were written over 400 years ago as well as more recent ones which have been written this century. At AS Level, you will study a minimum of six texts, including poetry, prose, drama and non‐fiction. Everything you read will be linked to the theme of the Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature and you will compare texts and find connections between them. You will also be encouraged to use the set books as a springboard for your own wider reading and to explore the background and context of the texts. English Literature is a highly valued qualification. It shows that you have good analytical skill, are widely read and can communicate clearly and effectively. Many of our students go on to study English at university. At AS Level, you will have one written paper, Unit 1, which will consist of two questions to be answered in two hours. This paper is worth 60% of the AS marks. The second unit is assessed through two coursework assignments which will total between 2000 and 2500 words. One of these will give you the opportunity to respond to a text in a creative way, for example, by writing in the style of a particular novelist. Discussion is an important part of English Literature AS and the course will help you to develop your discussion and communication skills. We also organize a range of theatre trips.


Five level two qualifications (e.g. A* - C at GCSE) . At least four of these grades will be from GCSE. Grade C or above in both GCSE English and English Literature, and an enthusiasm for reading and exploring literature

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stantonbury Campus directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years