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English Literature A level at Coombeshead Academy

Course description

English Literature encourages students to develop their interest in, and enjoyment
of, literature and literary studies as they:-
- read widely and independently both set texts and others that they have
selected for themselves
- engage critically and creatively with a substantial body of texts and
ways of responding to them
- develop and effectively apply their knowledge of literary analysis and
- explore the contexts of the texts they are reading and others’
interpretations of them.
Students undertake independent and sustained studies to deepen their
appreciation and understanding of English Literature, including its changing

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B for English language or English literature GCSE


Articulate informed, personal and creative responses to literary texts, using
associated concepts and terminology, and coherent, accurate written expression.
Analyse ways in which meanings are shaped in literary texts.
Demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in
which literary texts are written and received.
Explore connections across literary texts.
Explore literary texts informed by different interpretations.

Future opportunities

English Literature has always been regarded by employers and universities as a
qualification of quality. Advanced reading and communication skills are held in
high esteem and are always in great demand.
As a route to Higher Education, English A Levels complement a range of degree
courses such as History, Politics, Law, Business Studies, Social Sciences, Psychology
and Philosophy, Media Studies and Film Studies. As career enhancers, A Level
English Literature can open up opportunities for students wishing to join public
services like the Police, Welfare Agencies and Local Government. The courses are
also ideal preparation for careers in the Media, Marketing, Teaching and the Legal

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coombeshead Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years