If you like English, especially reading, and have opinions about what you read or watch on television and like to express them, studying English Literature at A-level is well worth considering.
The course involves the study of novels, plays and poetry from the 20th and other centuries. At least one Shakespeare play is studied, plus other set books. You will be expected to participate
in group discussions, deliver presentations and write essays and commentaries throughout the course. Theatre visits to attend productions of set plays will be organised when possible, as will lecture days on set texts.
Ideally a grade 5 or above in English and/or English Literature at GCSE is required. You need to be able to write fluently and accurately.
A-level English Literature is one of the most highly respected academic disciplines and works well in many combinations
of subjects. As well as broadening your mind, developing your critical faculties, and making you a more effective communicator, it can open the door to a wide variety of courses at University level.