English 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.
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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.
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 Literature is recognised for entry into all higher degree courses and is a prerequisite for the study of English Literature. Graduates with degrees in English Literature have access to a wide range of future careers:
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: