English Literature

A Level

Exam Board: A Level English Literature – Eduqas

Course Summary

You will immerse yourself in some of the most famous writers’ works, analysing and criticising them from your own individual point of view.

You will be able to articulate your argument and analysis of prose, poetry, plays and short stories and will have developed a lifelong appreciation of fiction in all its forms.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in English
  • Minimum average GCSE score of 4


This course has a mixture of:

  • 80% exam
  • 20% coursework (completed in the second year)




  • Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes


  • William Shakespeare
  • Christopher Marlowe
  • Lucy Prebble


  • Dystopia
  • Texts from 1880 – 1910

Why chose this course?

  • Opportunity to study your own novels for coursework
  • One of the most respected and facilitating subjects
  • Passionate staff

Where might it lead?

English Literature is one of the most respected and demanding A Levels. Analysing and evaluating literary sources is a highly desirable skill relevant to a huge variety of careers and university courses, including journalism, marketing, public relations, law and further literary research.


Alana Collett

"Barton has a range of societies which are very individual and fascinating in their own ways. All societies are welcoming and open to everyone giving you the chance to make friends with people who have the same interests"

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