While many subjects can teach us facts about the world and our place in it, few explore the experience of being alive and working out how we live.
English Literature is both stimulating and interesting as it allows you a chance to actively engage with texts from different periods and cultures as well as giving you a foundation into the major ideas underpinning the way we live today.
You'll be introduced to prose, poetry and drama from different periods by different writers. Not only will you read and study writers whose work has stood the test of time, such as Shakespeare, you'll also get the opportunity to read contemporary work and even choose your own text for coursework.
You'll have opportunities to develop your creativity, in the ways you think about literature, about language and in the ways you enhance your expertise in analysing texts, and discuss and develop ideas.
English Literature relates well to all other A-level subjects: it is the perfect complement to subjects such as History, Psychology, Sociology and English Language, but also sits well alongside PE and the science A-levels, especially if you are considering medicine or veterinary science.
Studying English Literature can open the door to an array of career paths such as publishing, law, journalism, film/TV production, advertising and marketing, teaching, politics, public relations and human resources.
At Hartpury, we follow the Eduqas English Literature specification. For more information, click here.