English Literature is an A-level for students who love reading and enjoy sharing their views on literature with like-minded souls. This highly successful course welcomes students’ own perceptions of texts and is rooted in enjoyment and critical reflection. A popular feature of the course is its opportunities for extra-curricular activity. Recent theatre visits have included trips to London (National Theatre and Globe Theatre) as well as in other UK theatre destinations including Nottingham, Oxford and Stratford. A minimum grade B/5 or above is required in both GCSE English Language and English Literature to study English Literature at Bilborough.
Our links with HE
We are proud to see many of our students going on to study English-related degrees – as well as English Literature there are Creative Writing courses, American Studies and even Law. English Literature is a preferred subject for the Russell Group universities (something they call a ‘facilitating subject’) and highly valuable for those thinking of going into a wide range of professions. Our past students say that A-level English Literature at Bilborough prepared them well for their degree courses and progression to study English at degree level is very good.