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English Literature

English Literature

English Literature


Unit 1: Texts in Context (Aspects of Narrative)

This involves the detailed study of a collection of poetry and the study of two novels.

Unit 2: Dramatic Genre

Candidates will study two plays and write two pieces on the topic of dramatic comedy. A coursework folder consisting of 3,000 words will be produced.

Unit 3: Gothic Literature (Text & Genres)

Candidates will study a range of texts in the gothic genre from 1300 - 1800.

Unit 4: Further & Independent Reading

Study three texts, including critical anthology of critical material. 

Create two assignments related to your independent study.


Class discussion, drama, group presentation, poster work, library research, written assignments, audio/DVDs, visits to productions, poetry days and ICT.


Please see page 26 for general entry requirements.

In addition, to study this subject you will need a grade B or above in English or English Literature GCSE.


There will be regular assessment, with written feedback on work. The awarding body’s mark schemes will be used.

Final assessment will take the form of internal assessment and written examinations.


English Literature is a recognised and respected A Level qualification, which demonstrates clear understanding of different writing styles. It is, therefore, a useful and worthy qualification in terms of progression to university and/or a career.

Possible career options include journalism, law, media, business management, leisure, and teaching.