This is an exciting course for anyone with a genuine love of literature. A wide range of literature will be studied ranging from Shakespeare and poetry to prose and modern literature.

You will engage creatively with a substantial body of texts and develop your knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation in speech and writing. You will explore the contexts of texts and interpretations of them, and deepen your understanding of the changing traditions of literature in English.

The syllabus offers a programme of study that will be rewarding and enjoyable and forms a basis for higher education courses such as degrees in English, English literature, creative writing or in related subjects such as journalism, media, teaching, drama and history. A wide range of careers are directly related to English Literature, such as Teacher, Editor, Writer, or in areas such as Publishing, Journalism, the Media, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Arts Administration, Record Offices, Libraries, National and Local Government and the Civil Service.

Over the two years you will study a range of literary texts including poetry, prose and drama from different historical periods complemented by works of literary criticism.

In addition to the Sixth Form entry criteria, students wishing to study this subject are required to have a minimum grade 6 in English Literature at GCSE (or equivalent).

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