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Samuel Whitbread Academy

English Language & Literature A Level

The English department is a large, dynamic and successful department in Samuel Whitbread Academy. It has a passion for developing literacy, a love of reading, and an understanding of text both past and present. The A Level courses it offers are broad and aim to develop students wide-ranging skills using texts. 



Marking & Feedback


Academic Enrichment & Extension Opportunities

Trips & External Speakers:

In the past, we have conducted trips to watch productions of studied texts (such as A Streetcar Named Desire and Othello) and have invited external speakers into the Academy to deliver expert lectures on key topics.

Online Subscriptions:

Meanwhile, we have looked to bolster the range of online resources available to all students, the main one of which is our ongoing paid subscription to MASSOLIT, which offers extremely high-quality lecture series on studied texts and wider literary movements and genres.


Future Options & Career Opportunities

English Language and Literature is recognised for entry into all higher degree courses. Graduates with degrees in English Language, English Literature or similar courses have access to a wide range of future careers:


Revision Materials

A Level English Language and Literature students at Samuel Whitbread Academy enjoy a range of internal and external, high quality revision materials. All of our revision materials are available on students’ Google Classroom page. These materials include, but are not limited to: