English Literature A Level at Warrington & Vale Royal College
Do you love to read? Do you enjoy analysing texts? If so, this course is for you.
The course is very academic and includes an understanding of a range of literary texts including poetry, prose and drama. You should have a passion for reading and be prepared to undertake significant independent reading. You will analyse texts and literary traditions and apply your knowledge of literary analysis and critical theories to the texts studied.
The minimum requirement for progression onto an A Level pathway is at least five grade 5s at GCSE, including English.
We would expect students looking to study an English Literature A Level to have a grade 5 in both GCSE English literature and English language.
We will look at each application individually and flexibly and will discuss your choice of courses.
This is an academic course following a two year linear A Level, with terminal exams.
You can progress onto further study at university, gain an apprenticeship or go into employment.
Career options you might consider include;
- Publishing copy-editor
- PR Manager.
Will I complete work placements?
You will have the opportunity to undertake an appropriate work experience or internship. This will give you a real understanding of the world of work or career you are considering and will undoubtedly give you a competitive edge in any application or interviews. This will take place for most students in a block placement in June/July of Year 12Are trips and residentials organised during the course?
Trips and/or enrichment activities will take place on a Wednesday each week.Are there any links with industry?
We have extensive links with employers, local industries and universities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warrington & Vale Royal College directly.