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English Literature A Level

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


If you love reading, watching plays and listening to poetry then English Literature is the ideal course for you. We will be reading novels, plays and poetry written at different periods of history. We will analyse what ideas they convey and how they are written. The course will develop your ability to read literature thoughtfully and write effectively about it. 

Enrichment opportunities: trip to Florence, Italy (A Room with a View); theatre trips; visiting the Yorkshire Dales (Hughes and Bronte); visiting speakers/writers (including an in-house Literature Conference).                  


In Year 1, you will study:

• A Room with a View by E.M. Forster (Prose)

• Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Prose)

• Selected Poetry by Ted Hughes (Poetry)

• A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (Drama)

In Year 2, you will study:

• Shakespeare text – Hamlet

• Poetry Pre-1900 – Christina Rossetti

• Poetry Post 1900 – Comparing Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath

• Drama Pre-1900 – Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi

• Drama Post 1900 – Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire

• We will also explore unseen extracts from 1880-1910 and 1918-1939

Coursework (Non-Examined Assessment) – Comparative essay on Jane Eyre or A Room with a View & Atonement

How will it be delivered?

AS - Two exams at the end of the year

A2 – Three exams and the Non-Examined Assessment


Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs Graded 9-4 or A* to C including English. 5/B grade in GCSE English Language and/or GCSE Literature preferred.


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