Passionate about reading? Study A Level English Literature

September 15, 2017 / Sharnie Carter

Do you enjoy nothing more than getting stuck into a good book? Would you love a career in Journalism or Teaching? Well, you are going to love A Level English Literature!

Who is A Level English Literature for?

A Level English Literature is perfect for anyone who loves reading, poetry, or going to the theatre. You will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in new experiences and characters, and take on new perspectives. Universities also highly value an A Level English Literature qualification, because it is a notoriously difficult subject that boosts your analytical and interpretive skills.

What will I study?

The course covers 4 different study areas:

  1. Drama – you will study two dramatic comedies, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare and The important of being earnest by Oscar Wilde.
  2. Prose – during this course you will study the following two prose works; Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood.
  3. Poetry – this course covers a selection of poems, a collection of post-2000 poetry, and another collection of poems from T.S. Eliot.
  4. Coursework – You will also need to complete a piece of coursework that compares Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter.

What can I study next?

The knowledge and skills gained from your A Level English Literature course prepares you for several courses at degree level. Firstly, and most obviously, the course will be good preparation for an English Literature degree… but that’s not all! An A Level in English Literature is also very useful if you are keen to study degrees in creative writing, politics, media and communications, and journalism.

What about my future career?

After studying A Level English Literature, and then going on to possibly study at university, you will be ready for several careers, including:

  • Teaching
  • Publishing
  • Media
  • Social Work
  • Law
  • Public Sector

If you would like to find out more about our A Level English Literature course, go to our website or call a Student Adviser on 03300 563100 today!

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Sharnie Carter

Passionate about marketing and education. Currently studying a CIM Level 6 Diploma in Professional Marketing via distance learning. When I'm not working or studying, I'm spending time with my young son and husband or hinching!

Passionate about reading? Study A Level English Literature
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