Through the study of English literature, students will develop strong analytical and academic skills. They will discover a diverse range of historical, social, political and philosophical ideas when learning about how texts are produced. As of result, fluent, coherent and confident written expression will be developed by all our students as will their ability to ask questions and debate.The skills acquired on the course are highly valued by universities and industry, leading to careers in a wide variety of professions such as writing, advertising and marketing, management and leadership, teaching, publishing, journalism and law. Students will have two written examinations plus coursework worth 20% of the total marks. Texts to be study include The Great Gatsby, by F Scott Fitzgerald, Othello, by William Shakespeare, Spies, by Michael Frayn, A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, Skirrid Hill, by Owen Sheers plus two of their own chosen texts.

Entry Requirements

Students will need three Grade 5s and three Grade 4s including a Grade 5 in GCSE (or equivalent) English Literature and English language. They should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.


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English Literature (A-Level) (Level 3)Pendleton Sixth Form College03/09/202424/25
English Literature (A-Level) (Level 3)Pendleton Sixth Form College05/09/202323/24

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