English Literature


This varied and interesting English Literature course introduces you to a wide range of texts and teaches you the skills of literary analysis and evaluation, helping you to engage creatively and critically with language. Analysis of poetry from a variety of time periods will allow you to form new ideas, and investigate events and issues to relate more closely to the text. You will study literature from an eclectic range of drama, novels and poetry and will explore a range of different themes. From adultery, duplicity and the meaning of life and love in Shakespeare, to ethical issues in Frankenstein and Never Let Me Go.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

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English Literature, Linguistics, Journalism, History, Politics, Communication Studies, Management, Film Studies.

Topics you'll cover


    Poetry – Poems of the decade
    Drama and tragedy - Doctor Faustus
    Science and society: Comparisons between Never Let Me Go and Frankenstein


Poetry – The great modern poets

Drama – Hamlet/Othello.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Coursework (20%)
  • Written exams (80%)
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above, including English Literature and English Language.

Additional information


Students are expected to buy their own copies of course texts. You may be expected to pay a course fee each year to cover the cost of materials and equipment. A copy of the course payment breakdown can also be found here: course payment breakdown. If you have any issues with regards to payment, please contact us.