Course type:
A-levels

A-level in English Literature

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.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
Duration:
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

GCSE | You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include Mathematics and English Language, as well as:

GCSE grade 6 or above in English Language and English Literature.

Why study A-levels at Hartpury College?

Hartpury College is not like a traditional sixth form college. Studying on our specialist College and University Centre campus offers unrivalled opportunities to expand your horizons and achieve your ambitions, from getting a place at the university you want to opening the door to your dream job.

We’ll give you all the care and support you need but we’ll also treat you as an adult and an individual.

Our A-level offer is unique – combining academic study with a world of enrichment opportunities – and we’re skilled at helping students to balance their elite sport or riding commitments and their studies. You’ll also have access to our exceptional sport, equine and animal and land facilities within a thriving international community. Plus there’s no school uniform of course!

Our students have achieved excellent results with us and many progress on to the UK’s top universities. We’ve even had an Oxbridge offer and other students have gone on to secure sports scholarships in the USA!

How to apply

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We’re currently working on online applications but, in the meantime, to apply to study for a Diploma course, A-levels or an apprenticeship at Hartpury College, you’ll need to download and complete this application form and send it back to us by either:

Scanning and emailing to admissions@hartpury.ac.uk

Faxing a copy to 01452 700629

Posting it to Admissions, Hartpury College, Hartpury, Glos, GL19 3BE

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we will write and invite you to attend an interview and written assessment with a member of staff on your chosen course. The interview is an opportunity to discuss the course content, ask any questions you may have and go on a tour of the campus. If you are successful at interview, we will send you written confirmation of your offer on the course - subject to you achieving the required GCSE grades (there will be a form on the website for you to provide us with these on results day). Accommodation and transport details will be sent with this letter (confirmation offer) if you requested this. Please note you cannot apply for transport or accommodation unless you have been offered a place.

Get ready to start

During the summer before you start at Hartpury, we will send you details about your joining instructions, which includes information about induction and enrolment and the kit and books you may need before you start. There will be various forms you need to complete and send back to us before you start in September. You can find out more on our Coming to Hartpury page

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