The English Literature A-Level course offers a broad insight into a range of key literary genres, including works by William Shakespeare, Ian McEwan, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Arthur Miller. It affords students the opportunity to hone their independent reading, develop analytical viewpoints and to write in an evaluative manner.
Assessment is composed of two summative exams at the end of the second year, along with the submission of two pieces of coursework. There are also opportunities for trips to see live theatre.
Year 1: The genre focus for this year is Tragedy. We will be studying Othello, Death of a Salesman and the Keats Collection.
Year 2: The genre focus for this year is Crime Writing. We will be studying Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Hamlet and Atonment.
Non-Examination Assessment: Students write two 1,500 word essays on a critical theory of their choice, using texts of their choice. One essay is on poetry and one is on prose.
5 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above which must include Maths
GCSE English Language at Grade 6
After Your Course
English Literature will give you a wide range of job prospects including advertising, human resources, journalism, law, publishing, management, teaching amongst others.
A qualification in English Literature is a highly recognised academic achievement and demonstrates excellent communication, written and analytical skills.
Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2021/22 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2022/23 will be updated in the Spring Term 2022. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.
This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
- Have an annual salary of less than £17,374.50
- Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/21 and are not studying at another school/college
- Are aged 19 or over on 31/08/21 and do not already have a Level 1, 2 or 3 qualification
- Have a household income under £25,000 and are in financial hardship
See the Student Money pages for more information.
The fees displayed are for the 1-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please contact us for the cost of the second year as it will be different.
Level 3-6 Courses for Adults
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.