A level English Literature

  • Course type: A level
  • Awarding/exam body: OCR


On this English course you will learn to analyse, compare and understand a wide variety of literary texts of all genres: poetry, drama and prose. A wide range of literary eras are represented on the course, which focuses on a balance of modern and classic texts.

  • Course units...

    Unit 1: Drama and Poetry pre-1900

    Unit 2: Comparative and Contextual Study

    Unit 3: Literature Post-1900

  • Course assessment...

    Two examinations and a coursework folder of analytical work.

  • This course can lead to...

    The A level English Literature course offers an excellent preparation for any one of the very wide range of English courses available in higher education. English is useful for career paths including journalism, law, publishing, the Civil Service, politics and teaching.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade B in English Language and Grade B in English Literature.

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