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A Level English Literature

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title A Level English Literature
Code English Lit
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is ideal for learners who enjoy analysing poetry, novels and plays. The context of the works and critical views of the texts are also important aspects. A willingness to engage with the viewpoints of others is crucial to succeed in this course. Students will study two plays, two novels which you will compare, and a selection of modern and pre-1900 poetry.

We are delighted to announce that recently two of our students at John Leggott College have won the Rathbones Folio Mentorship prize discovered from our Creative Writing Society.


The Units are:


  • Tragedy: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams;
  • Comedy: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.


  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley;
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.


  • Poetry from Forward Anthology Poems of the Decade;
  • A selection of Romantic poetry.

Non-exam Assessment:

  • Independent reading to produce one 3000 word essay comparing texts.

How will it be delivered?

This course is assessed by coursework and exams.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5 in English Literature with an average points score 4.6 or above.



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