What will I study? English Literature is a highly rewarding subject which encourages students to become independent, critical thinkers. In particular, this course aims to foster a love of literature across genres and time periods, which provides an excellent foundation for the knowledge and skills required at degree level.
Year 12 and 13
Some of the core texts studied include: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck and A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen.
Students will also study a Shakespeare text
Also, a collection of poetry from Christina Rossetti or Geoffrey Chaucer.
What do I need to study the course? GCSE Grade 6 or above in English Language and Literature . How will I be assessed? Two examinations 80%, one Creative/ Critical Study 20% internally assessed and externally moderated assessment.
Where will A Level English Literature lead me? Students who have studied English Literature at Holy Cross Sixth Form have gone on to study related degrees such as English Literature and Creative Writing. English Literature gives communication skills in both speech and writing, which are valuable in the job market. These skills are essential in sales, marketing, HR or administration jobs. The large range of relevant jobs includes publishing, librarianship, teaching (including TEFL), advertising, marketing and PR, journalism, advertising copy writing and the legal professions.