English Literature

English brings great texts to life, learning and building on analytical techniques, and provides a greater understanding of literature and wider context – Lee R

Course Specification

The English Literature specification is designed to support students to read widely and independently, with both set and self selected texts. Students are encouraged to critically and creatively engage with these texts, developing responses to them and learning how to effectively apply their knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation.

Students will study aspects of tragedy and aspects of crime writing throughout the course. The set texts include two Shakespeare plays, two 20th century novels, a 21st century novel and a wide range of poems. Students will also conduct an independent study of two texts in preparation for their Non Exam Assessment (coursework).  The final exam assessment will come at the end of Year 13.


English Literature opens up a wide variety of careers due to the wide range of skills that students demonstrate.
English particularly opens itself up to careers which involve dealing with people in finance, law, politics, teaching and journalism.


Students should attained a higher grade in English Language or English Literature.

Head of Department
Mr Thomas
Supported by
Mr Sinclair, Miss Proctor,
Mr Lintell

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