English Literature AS and A Level at The Oxford Academy
Students of AS/ A Level English Literature are encouraged to develop critical awareness and understanding of individual works of literature, of relationships between texts and of the significance of cultural and contextual influences upon readers and writers. You will learn to write and structure critical essays, develop deep reading skills, and sustain critical arguments through analysing a range of exciting texts.
Shakespeare and poetry pre-1900: Including William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Tennessee Williams’ A Street Car Named Desire and Christina Rossetti’s poetry
Drama and prose post-1900: George Orwell’s 1984 and Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s Tale For the independent written assessment, students study a range of exciting literature, around a specific topic of their choice, to help develop their own independent understanding and passion for literature.
5 A*-C including English and Maths level 5; minimum level 6 in GCSE English Literature
There are a number of exciting careers ahead of someone studying AS/ A Level English Literature including:
- Media and journalism
- Advertising and marketing
- Business, accounting and finance
There are also opportunities for further study in any of these listed fields, with an A Level in English Literature.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Oxford Academy directly.