English Literature

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12


WHAT IS ENGLISH LITERATURE?
If you’re passionate about reading, then English Literature is the qualification for you. Our course challenges students to explore a range of views and emotions while considering important issues such as gender, race, relationships, culture and justice. Included are plenty of theatre trips and film screenings.

WHY STUDY ENGLISH LITERATURE?
Studying English will get you places: English Literature is seen as a facilitating subject helping with applications to Russell Group universities and supports a wide range of careers, including law, business, the media and creative industries.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive college interview is required.

In addition, a grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language or English Literature is required.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
80% Exam
20% Coursework

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN A-LEVEL IN ENGLISH LITERATURE?
Many students go on to study for degrees in Law, Social Sciences and Languages; the imaginative aspects lend themselves well to the growing area of creative writing.