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Literature students will be encouraged to actively engage with a range of literary genres from poetry to prose and drama. We will focus upon the way in which structure, form, and language shape meaning as well as draw stylistic and thematic parallels between texts. There is also a significant opportunity for original writing.

Core text authors include: Charlotte Bronte, Christopher Marlowe, Philip Larkin, Carol Ann Duffy, Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, and William Blake.

What Next?

A Level English Literature is a Russell Group ‘facilitating subject’. Many careers are open to English students. However, the most obvious professions are law, journalism, teaching, administration, civil service, the media and creative industries.


Entry Requirements

6 GCSEs A* – C, including English Language grade B or above.

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