English Literature


We follow the OCR specification

  • UNIT 1 - C19 literature: exam
  • UNIT 2 - Post-1900 literature: coursework
  • UNIT 3 - Shakespeare and C17 literature: exam
  • UNIT 4 - An extended individual study: coursework

Course aims:

Students develop skills of literary analysis, through studying a range of prose, poetry and drama, and gain deeper understanding of the heritage and changing traditions of literature in English.

Entry requirements:

Grade B in English and English Literature at GCSE. Students should enjoy reading and discussing literature, and going to the theatre.

Key features:

  • Provides a suitable foundation for the study of English at university, and for employment.
  • Develops independent learning and wide reading.
  • Encourages students to consider issues analytically and logically.
  • Develops ability to write and speak articulately.
  • Increases imagination and creativity.

Higher Education:

Apart from English at degree level, English Literature A Level is particularly suitable for the following: Law; Journalism; Media; Theatre and Film; Modern Languages; Psychology; Philosophy, Economics and Politics; History; Geography; Sciences; Business Studies; Sports Science.