The aims of this course are to encourage you to develop your interest in and enjoyment of literature and literary studies as you:


The OCR A level in English Literature qualification will build on the knowledge, understanding and skills established at GCSE, introducing you to the discipline of advanced literary studies, and requires reading of all the major literary genres of poetry, prose and drama.

The OCR A Level in English Literature will extend these studies in breadth and depth, further developing your ability to analyse, evaluate and make connections.  You are required to study a minimum of eight texts at A level, including at least two examples of each of the genres of prose, poetry and drama across the course as a whole.

This includes:

The OCR A Level in English Literature will require you to develop judgement and independence as you synthesise and reflect upon your knowledge and understanding of a range of literary texts and ways of reading them.  It will require you to show knowledge and understanding of:


English literature offers a wide range of potential future careers including: publishing, media, journalism, public relations, teaching, university lecturing, public sector, law, librarianship, archiving, information and research, tourism, events management, social work, youth work, probation work, human resources, retail management, sales.



Entry Requirements:

Course-Specific Entry Requirements: 5 good GCSEs (C+/4+) including English Language or English Literature at grade 6