The A Level Literature course will comprise the study of at least eight texts published or performed across a range of time and across the major literary genres of poetry, prose and drama. Students will be expected to read set texts as well as others that they have selected for themselves thereby engaging critically and creatively with a substantial body of texts and ways of responding to them. They will develop and effectively apply their knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation whilst exploring the contexts of the texts they are reading and others’ interpretations of them.
During the course, students will undertake independent and sustained studies to deepen their appreciation and understanding of English literature, including its changing traditions.
GCSE grade 6 in English or English Literature is required.