English Literature

Lovers of literature will be challenged by an exciting course that will have you analysing various texts.

This course provides a real academic challenge and offers you the chance to analyse and interpret works by some of the nation's best writers.

Analysing texts sparks debate and helps you to develop thinking skills as you apply them to a wide variety of literature in the form of prose, poetry and drama.

You will gain skills such as independent research and reading, group debate and presentations.


English Literature is an academic discipline which develops a wide range of skills.

When it comes to Higher Education, it lends itself well to most humanities or arts-based courses including, English, History, Geography, Media and Teaching Degrees.

How to apply

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Course detail

Start date: September 2021

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades 9 to 4 including grade 6 in English Language and 6 in English Literature

Study units

Component 1: Literary genres (comedy/tragedy).
Component 2: Texts and genres (crime/political writing).
Component 3: Coursework.


80% Exam and 20% coursework.