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English Literature – A Level

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About the course

Explore a broad range of poetry, prose and drama from the 14th to the 21st century in this exciting and comprehensive study of literature. Through class work, reading and independent research you will examine the ways in which writers such as Shakespeare, F Scott- Fitzgerald, Chaucer, Ibsen, Carol Ann Duffy, Khaled Hosseini and Tennessee Williams construct narratives and create characters. The course contains regular assignments and assessments. Final assessment is based on two examinations and coursework.

Topics and units


Work placement opportunities:
Local authorities, schools, NHS, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin library services

Careers and progression

Progressing to: English literature degree courses, or jobs in events management, research, tourism, marketing, teaching
Aspirational careers: Best-selling author, PR director, editor, archivist, interpreter, translator

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English and maths and at least a grade 6 in English language

What to do next

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Full Time


2 Year


Haybridge Road, Telford


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Upcoming events

Open event
19 June 2024
5.00pm — 7.30pm
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Taster Event – Step into Health and Social Care for Care Leavers
24 June 2024
10.00am — 12.00pm
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Taster Event – HND Healthcare Professions’ Support
25 June 2024
6.00pm — 8.00pm
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