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Nottingham Academy

A Level English Literature

Entry requirements

English Grade 5

From murderous lovers to pathetic protagonists, this course of English Literature will challenge your views on who are the true victims and villains in the stories that survive the times. Our experienced teachers will guide you to uncover your unique literary passion and equip you as a critical thinker, confident debater and proficient researcher. We explore Renaissance poetry to Post-Modern novels; classics to eccentric writers; familiar and hidden histories to better understand the world around us. To understand English Literature is to study and push the boundaries of what makes us human, get ready to have one or two existential crises.

What will be on the course?

AQA English Literature (2 years)

1: Love through the Ages – poetry + Gatsby, Othello + unseen poetry

2B: Modern Times (1945-present) – Feminine Gospels, Cat and Color Purple + unseen prose

Coursework (comparison of two texts of your choice) – Monsters, childhood and innocence, masculinity, Marxism and capitalism

Why choose English?

“I will thoroughly miss studying English lit when I finish year 13 as, despite finding it difficult at times, it has always been a pleasure to attend lessons and study the books and plays set.”

“I have loved many things about this course. For example, exploring new themes, new ideas and discussing your own opinions with others.”

  • Cross curricular subject
  • Mythology
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Religion
  • And more…