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English Literature AS/A Level at Gloucester Academy

Course description

A Level English Literature is exciting, varied and challenging. Students are provided with the opportunity to read and study a wide range of texts from the literary cannon including:

‘ A Streetcar named Desire’


‘ Duchess of Malfi’

‘Wuthering Heights’

In addition to the above students are also provided with the opportunity to study a wide range of poetry including John Keats, Phillip Larkin and Carol Ann Duffy.  

A Level English Literature lessons encourage students to independently interpret a text, discuss ideas with peers and consider critical readings. This is a course which will help to develop a love of reading and analysis skills. Furthermore this course will also develop academic essay writing skills which are vital for other A Level (and University) courses!

Entry requirements

To study English Literature at A-Level you will need to have secured at least a: B grade in English language and literature at GCSE

Future opportunities

English Literature A-Level is, undoubtedly, one of the most regarded of A-levels. It will help you to get onto the vast majority of university courses and is on the approved list of Russell Group A–Levels.

Further information

We will endeavour to make this subject come to life for you through trips to view film or stage versions of the texts we study.  Many universities also run lectures and seminars for A-level literature students so we will use these to give you a feel for further education and help to extend your subject knowledge.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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