English Literature

Mr Mark Birch MA Cambridge,  PGCE (Head of Department); Mrs K Bloomfield BA Hull, PGCE; Mr Tom Roberts MA York, PGCE; Mr Adam Dawson BA Hull, PGCE

Examination Body: Edexcel

As a facilitating subject, English Literature is a prestigious subject that provides a gateway to a range of subjects at degree level. It will encourage you to develop a passion for English Literature and the literary heritage. Through reading widely, critically and independently, you will become an expert in literature across centuries, genre and theme. You will be challenged to develop personal responses to some of the most stimulating poetry, prose and drama in the world.

Entry Requirements

You should achieve at least a B grade in GCSE English Language and English Literature.

Assessment and Delivery

The Edexcel specification offers the opportunity to experience literature at its best, with a focus on analysis and development of personal responses. You will be able to take all examined texts into the examination.

Over the course of two years, you will explore modern drama and a Shakespeare play, a modern poetry anthology and a set poet as well as classic prose. A coursework unit allows you to explore texts that are of particular interest to you.

Oliva Collier

Olivia was thrilled to get into her first choice of University after achieving an A grade in all of her A Levels in 2016. She is studying Archaeology at Durham University and is enjoying every aspect of her course.