English Literature A-Level

English Literature A-Level will help you develop a sharp analytical mind and teach you how to become a critical reader - two very valuable skills for your chosen career. You will learn about the construction of meaning, the importance of form and point of view, and study works from different time periods and genres.


Hastings (Station Plaza)


Level 3

Course Type

16 +


A Level


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 01118y1 09/09/24 26/06/26

What will I study?

During the two years of the course, you will use your love for reading to exploring texts with like-minded people while sharing ideas and interpretations.

You will study a wide range of plays, novels, and poetry and discover some of the critical theories that can be used to explore the different meanings of texts while learning how to place them within the historical and cultural contexts they were written.

You will practise close-reading techniques, construct written arguments, and critically analyse literary texts.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

A GCSE grade 5 in English Language.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through regular feedback during the course, and be required to complete written papers worth 80% of your overall mark. The finally 20% will be made up of a number of coursework-based projects.

What qualification will I achieve?

Once you have completed this course, you will achieve an A-Level in English Literature.

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have completed this course, you will be able to progress to university to study a range of degree courses. Your critical reading skills will allow you to study English or subjects in humanities, languages or law.

Following your degree, you could then study a Master's or use your skills to start a career in writing, publishing, journalism, education, marketing, or communications.

Are there any extra costs?

There may be some additional costs during the course for trips and visits to further your learning. You will also need to buy a dedicated folder to organise your work.