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.
This A-Level is awarded by AQA.
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 Literature 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.
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course, e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2023/24 academic year.
Level 3-6 Courses
Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying eligible level 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/23).
Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.
The fees displayed are for the one-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please get in touch with us for the cost of the second year, as it will be different.
16-18 year olds
There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/23 and are not studying at another institution.