English Literature


An A Level in English Literature can be the starting point to a range of careers – from teaching to law. English Literature is very well-respected if you wish to pursue subjects at university such as English or English Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism, Drama, Media Studies and Law.


Your A Level English Literature course will develop your critical understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of literature. You will study a variety of texts from different time periods and make connections between these texts.

Studying A Level English Literature will provide you with the opportunity to develop your close-reading skills and will improve your use of critical terminology. There will be an important focus on independent learning and wider reading which will enable you to broaden your literary perspective and understand how literature has changed throughout history. You will also study a range of poetry, prose and drama spanning from pre-1900 to post- 2000 and this will include one play written by William Shakespeare.


  • Minimum five GCSEs at grade 9-5
  • English and Maths at minimum grade 5

You will also need GCSE English Literature and Language at grades 9-6.


Coursework combined with end of year assessment.

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CTK St Mary's
Chislehurst Road
London DA14 6BE
020 8309 4760
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