You will be taught by two members of the English team in four hours per week.

Texts studied

  • Othello
  • The Lovely Bones
  • Paris Anthology
  • The Great Gatsby

Poetry Anthology

How you’ll be assessed:

At the end of your two-year course, you will be assessed in the following: Paper one – Telling Stories. Written exam: 3 hours 100 marks – 40% of A-level Paper two – Exploring Conflict. Written exam: 2 hours 30 min 100 marks – 40% of A-level Non-exam assessment – Making Connections: 3,000 words. 20% of the A-level.


Where next:

This course is particularly suitable for those students who want to study English Literature, Drama or English Studies in Higher Education. It encourages students to take responsibility for their own reading and learning, and gives them a strong grounding in the critical thinking related to literary and cultural studies. This approach to teaching and learning encourages academic exploration and independence, yielding different and potentially challenging interpretations of literary texts.