English Literature

A Level

Delve into a world of poetry, prose and drama; examine the deeper meanings behind the texts and how the writers’ crafted their works.

From the traditions of Shakespeare’s tragedies to the forefront of the modern political world, Literature is created to inspire debate, develop discussion and evoke imagination. Real life writing combines theory and perspective – make sure your voice is heard.

Please note that this is a linear, two year course so there is no AS Level available – you must complete the full two years to gain an A Level.

Course Content

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
The poetry of John Keats
Othello by William Shakespeare

Social and Political writing
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The poetry of Tony Harrison



80% Exam
20% Coursework. Students will write about two different literary text – one must be poetry and one must be prose. Each text will be linked to the Critical Anthology.


Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs (4-9)
English Literature (6)


Course Outcome

At the end of the course, successful students will gain one A Level.