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English Literature


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How is the course assessed?

  •  Two exam papers at the end of year 13 (80%) 

  • NEA (Non examined assessment): Two 1200-1500 word independent essays on texts of your choice (20%) 

What is the average class size?

Class sizes are usually between 5 and 15 students. 

Are the teachers specialists in the subject area?

All teachers have degrees with specialisms in English.

How successful have previous students been in this subject?

 2021 year 13s, 50% A-A*. 

What other subjects compliment this course?

 History, Psychology, Media, Dram, Politics

Will studying this subject allow me to go to university?

 Yes. It’s an academic and challenging subject which is prized by leading universities as an indication of advanced reading, writing and thinking skills. 

What careers can the subject lead to?

 Teaching, writing, law, politics, journalism, editing, publishing, marketing, social media, film and TV, theatre and more.