English Literature A Level

Course Description

We offer you a range of exciting Advanced Level Courses with many students currently studying for one or more of our subjects. Clearly we are very popular because of our excellent academic success and achievements, and our caring, relaxed yet professional relationships with students. Additionally, the teachers are all highly qualified Advanced Level specialists – we all work or have worked as examiners or coursework moderators. This experience gives us valuable knowledge of the expectations and requirements of the various exam boards, and this obviously will help you to achieve your best.

Entry Requirements

Students studying four A Levels will be expected to have a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade A/A*/7, 8 or 9 including English Language and Mathematics at grade 6 or above. Students studying three A Levels will be expected to have a minimum of two GCSEs at grade B/6 and three GCSEs at grade C/4 including English Language and Mathematics at grade 4.

Course Content

If you are interested in the way writers and authors create characters and situations and the way texts reflect our lives and relationships, then this course is for you.

You will read and enjoy novels, poems and plays and study a range of traditional and modern texts of different styles and periods. The texts covered include various themes such as: comedy and tragedy, crime and politics, and independent writing for coursework.

Links with other subjects:
This subject links well with A Levels in English Language, History, Media Studies and Drama & Theatre Studies.

Future Career Opportunities

Both universities and employers value and respect an A Level in English Literature. Previous students have gone on to Humanities’ courses at university and careers in Journalism, Law, Teaching and Lecturing.
This course is an excellent complement to most other A levels.

Why Study at BSFC?

The Department of English & Modern Languages is well-resourced, has highly qualified teachers who are also examiners, and achieves excellent results.
Should you join us you can expect:

• Interesting and thought-provoking topics
• Expert teaching and assessment
• Lively classroom discussion
• Friendly guidance
• Optional extra lessons
• Theatre, Cinema and TV Studio trips
• Teachers available at lunchtimes
• An enjoyable atmosphere
• To pass!!