English Literature

English Literature

AQA

You will study ‘Death of a Salesman’ by Arthur Miller, ‘King Lear’ by William Shakespeare, a wide selection of poetry and ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ by Thomas Hardy. You will also explore ‘Political and Social Protest Writing’ through ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ by Margaret Atwood, ‘The Kite Runner’ by Khaled Hosseini and ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’ by William Blake. You will consider different contexts that novels and poetry are written in and how this impacts upon writers.

Possible Careers

Author, Librarian, Journalist, Teacher, Publishing Editor, Barrister, Copywriter.

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Our students say:

"I’m so pleased that I chose this course; reading has always been something I enjoy. The study of English Literature has afforded me the opportunity to discover new texts and learn more about the different genres of literature, as well as the differing social contexts that affected writers’ ideas."

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