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A-Level English Literature

The most important thing is to live an interesting life. Keep your eyes, ears and heart open. Talk to people and visit interesting places, and don’t forget to ask questions. To be writer you need to drink in the world around you so it’s always there in your head.

– Michael Morpurgo

At Tutor House, we provide excellent A-Level English Literature tuition that is fun and engaging for all students. Lessons are prepared and tailored towards the student’s strengths and weaknesses. Our tutors aim to make every lesson fun and informative, allowing the student to be taught at their own desired pace.

Studying English Literature at A-Level is a real step up from GCSE. It allows the student more independence in their study and gives them the chance to study literature/language more broadly. The student will learn to debate, hone their writing skills, learn about others’ interpretations and also how to critique texts constructively. They will also learn how to engage with contextual issues related to the texts they study.

Breakdown of the core English A-Level modules: (AQA exam board)

  • Shakespeare
  • Literary genres
  • Drama
  • Poetry
  • Theory/ Independence

Benefits of studying English Literature A-Level

The benefits of studying English Literature at A-Level are countless. Confidence, debating skills, critical thinking skills, improvement of written and spoken English, and a chance to read widely on philosophy, culture, history and to explore creativity too.

Why is it worth studying English Literature A-Level?

Students who decide to take an English Literature A-Level with have the opportunity to read some of the most revered and celebrated works of literature around the world. The course requires excellent analytical and critical thinking skills and will help students confidently present ideas, as well as perfect their essay writing skills too.

What can you do with an English degree?

Almost anything! An English degree from a top university can open many doors. It is an all rounder subject which produces creative, confident and critical thinkers.

Careers that welcome a good English Degree are:

  • Journalism
  • Advertising and communications
  • Civil service posts
  • Teaching and lecturing
  • Law
  • Copywriting
  • Public relations
  • Publishing
  • and perhaps… being the next JK Rowling!

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