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  • A Level English Literature

    A Level English Literature


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.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 6 in English or English Literature.

Curriculum Overview & Exam Information

We have included curriculum overviews as well as exam information to support students and parents/carers to have a better and broader understanding of how learning develops in each year group. The curriculum overview documents below indicate: the knowledge, skills and understanding that students will gain, how this unit builds on prior learning, and what mastery will look like for each year group.

Learning Journey