Accessibility links

English Literature AS & A Level at Garibaldi College

Course description

Paper 1: 'Love Through the Ages'Written exam 3 hours
Don't be deceived by the title as this course enables you to study a wide range of famous texts and writers that have made English Literature the finest of the world. From Shakespeare to the writers of today, you will be analysing works that present every aspect of love; from the heights of romance and passion to the depths of murder and despair. 

Paper 2: 'Modern Times' - Written exam 2 hours 30 minutes
Literature from 1945 to the Present Day. You will study three texts: one prose, one poetry and one drama. There is something for everybody in this part of the course!

Coursework: Comparing two texts - one essay 2500 words
This course will allow you to study a huge range of texts and select areas that actually interest you. This subject is still viewed as one of the major A Levels by all universities. It can lead to a wide range of future career options - you don't have to become an English teacher just because we did!

Entry requirements

Grade 5 English Language and Literature


80% examination; 20% coursework

Future opportunities

  • University degree courses, employment
  • Teaching (Primary, Secondary, University), Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations, Writing and many more...
  • It complements other subject for 'The Arts' but actually works alongside almost any other A Level subject

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Garibaldi College directly.

Last updated date: 16 January 2017

Key information