This course is for 16-19 year olds who enjoy reading and developing their own writing skills, who enjoy stories and poetry, and who wish to gain an insight into how texts are created. Students should be keen to explore the literature of the present and the past. It is a subject that can be studied alongside most humanities choices but is especially strong in combination with Film Studies.
To study English Literature or English Language and Literature at A Level prospective students will need to achieve a grade 5 (former grade C) in English Language G.C.S.E. Any student who achieves a grade 4 (former grade D) may opt to take an internally assessed English test and if successful be admitted to the course.
All aspects of human behaviour have been fictionalised and on the course we look at the First World War through novels, plays and poetry. When is war acceptable? What is the human cost? These are issues relevant in the contemporary world and debate is encouraged in the classes. In addition you will be given the tools to analyse a text exploring form, language and structure. Students will also have the opportunity to explore Victorian Literature and a variety of different texts from the rich history of the subject.
Assessment will be by examination at the end of the 2 year course. Coursework in the second year of study is assessed at 20%.
On successful completion of this course, you will achieve an A Level in English Literature. English Literature is an established and well regarded academic choice at university level. Many students opt to take the subject alone but it also offered with a wide variety of humanities subjects as a joint degree.
Please complete an application form and return it to the College, either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus. References will be required from your previous educational establishment.
Yes, you will need to meet with a member of staff for an interview.
There is now a university application requirement that prospective students on all courses will demonstrate wider enrichment. This needs to be catalogued in personal statements during the application process. With this in mind we are offering a series of visits and conferences. Students will need to pay a deposit of £40 to the Finance Office on acceptance for A Level English. You will be expected to buy set texts.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.