Why Study English Literature?

This course invites you to explore the whole human experience and to discover different worlds through engaging with a wide range of literature: novels, poetry and drama. As part of the course, you will learn about the lives of writers, the historical and social contexts that affected their writing, and consider critical reactions to the texts whilst forming your own opinions. You will also develop skills in written and oral communication, interpretation and analysis.

Why Study English Literature at Worcester Sixth Form College?

We have a team of dedicated teachers at Worcester Sixth Form College, who teach very enjoyable lessons using an extensive range of resources. During the course, students have the opportunity to attend theatre trips to see productions of set texts, and also visit universities to attend lecture days.

Year on year, students studying this subject at College achieve excellent results.

Progression Opportunities

You may choose to go on to study English Literature as a single honours subject or in combination with a related subject such as Media, Journalism or Theatre Studies. Past students of English Literature have gone on to study a diverse range of subjects including Law, American Studies, and Egyptology.

You will find that the English Literature course equips you with interpersonal and communication skills that are highly valued by other university courses and career paths.

Rubia Amin - English Literature

Rubia Amin

English Lit - Nunnery Wood High School
English has always been my favourite subject as I enjoy reading for pleasure, and it injects variety into my A Levels. I liked studying texts written in different cultures and time periods at GCSE and wanted to continue with it at A Level. The variety of texts I have studied at College address important issues such as misogyny, power imbalances and inequalities regarding class and ‘race’. Thus, English is a good subject for anyone who enjoys challenging and confronting taken for granted societal norms. After College, I hope to go on to study Biomedical Science at university.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification Name Maths GCSE Req. English GCSE Req. Other Req. Desirable Qualifications Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance on Costs or Commitments
English Literature4GCSE English Literature at grade 4 or above. Refer to department if not taken.GCSE English at grade 5 or above.Commitment to read and research widely. Willingness to participate in group discussions.Theatre visits optional but highly recommended. Optional purchase of set texts (approx. £30 per year).

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