A Level English Literature

Studying English Literature at Bellerbys College 

Study A Level English Literature and you will study texts in the three main forms: prose, poetry and drama. The texts you will be set to read are from a wide range of different periods and cultures. Studying English Literature will provide you with many intellectual and career opportunities.

What will I study?

  • A wide variety of texts, written and spoken, within their wider historical and cultural contexts
  • Aspects of narrative, using both novels and poetry
  • Effective and appropriate communication including the ability to discuss the critical context
  • You'll also learn about critical ideas, which you'll learn to apply to literary texts
  • How language works in different ways, for different purposes and for different audiences.

Where will this subject take me?

Students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to study at respected universities in the UK. These include Durham University and Royal Holloway, University of London.

How do I find out more?

Contact us now, and our experienced members of staff will be happy to talk you through your options and find the best A Level options for you.

A Level key facts

Minimum age: 15.5+
Course length: 3, 5 or 6 terms
(3-term available in Brighton only)
Start dates: September – all centres
January – Brighton and Cambridge
April – Brighton only
See term dates
Average class size: 8 students
Locations: Brighton, Cambridge, London (subjects vary by location)
English language entry requirements: IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
(IELTS 6.0 for 3-term A Level; April start and A2 Level) or equivalent
Academic entry requirements: 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above in relevant subjects, or equivalent evidence of a good secondary or high school education
Tuition fees per term: £9,020 (for a complete list of prices, please visit our fees page)

Not all A Level subject combinations are available for all start dates and subjects offered will vary by location.

GCSEs

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GCSEs are taken as a course of study before taking A Levels or a Foundation pathway. We offer a2 Year GCSE Pathway programme as well as a 3 and 4 term programme, offering students from the age of 14 years an early opportunity to establish the language, learning and cultural skills they need to succeed in the highly competitive world of higher education.

A Levels

Bellerbys Cambridge students in a Foundation Media class at the College

A Levels are British qualifications, accepted by all universities in the UK and recognised in the USA and Australia. Students who are with us for five or six terms will typically study up to four A Levels. This gives you a world of choice.

Foundation

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A one-year course for international students that builds specialist subject knowledge and language and study skills. It is more focussed than A Levels making it good preparation for university. It is recognised for entry onto a range of degree programmes at more than 70 universities in the UK.