The A Level Literature course will comprise the study of eight texts published or performed across a range of time and across the major literary genres of poetry, prose and drama. Students will be expected to analyse the ways writers shape meanings in texts, and develop insight into the significance of cultural and contextual concerns for both writers and readers. They will also adopt a range of critical perspectives to unlock reading insights beyond their own time and place. By the end of the course, students will have developed the reading judgement and independence to enable comparative analysis of a range of prepared and unseen materials in examination conditions.
A 6 at GCSE in either English Literature or English Language is normally required.