English Literature A Level - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This subject is for you if you are passionate about reading and want to study prose, poetry and dramatic literature, ranging from the 14th century to modern day. You will have the opportunity to work as an individual and within groups, focussing not just on set texts, but exploring the cultural and historical influences on writers. This subject will provide you with analytical skills which will be useful for many other A Level subjects.

Units of study include:

  • Component 1 – Poetry
  • Component 2 – Drama
  • Component 3 – Texts in time
  • Component 4 – Period and genre study

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed by coursework and examinations. There is also an internal monitoring scheme to review your progress during the year and provide support and advice.

Course Summary

Course Title English Literature A Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 5 range, including
Maths and English.

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I chose to study at the College as it offered me the chance to study the subject I was most interested in and it has an excellent reputation, so I knew I could achieve here.

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