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English Literature A level at City of Westminster College

Course description

English Literature consists of detailed study of plays, poetry and novels; making you think critically and analytically about the text.

The first year (AS) includes: the study of two modern novels, a modern play, two poetry texts, and a literary critical text. There is a coursework option. The study methods used are lectures and discussions in both small and large groups. Many essays are set, both for homework and timed in class.

The second year (A2) includes: a detailed study of a play by Shakespeare, another play, two poetry texts, and a novel.

Entry requirements

All A-level candidates must have a minimum of Six GCSEs – and all candidates must have GCSE English and Maths at C or above.


Assessment in the first year is by end of year examination (100%) In the second year, assessment will be by coursework (20%) and examination (80%)

Future opportunities

This course will lead you into a creative and media career.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Westminster College directly.

Last updated date: 26 February 2016
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