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Level 3

EDX L3 A Level in English Literature


The course is designed to offer opportunities to explore English Literature through time, across different types of literature and writing styles and to encourage the development of wide and close reading skills and independent judgement.

The course focuses on studying two drama texts, one modern and one Shakespeare play which will be studied in relation to critical writing. The prose study involves exploring two novels on a specific theme. For the poetry, students will study an anthology of modern poetry (post- 2000) and a named poet or literary period.

There will be a focus on different ways texts can be read, connected and written about with a strong element of independent reading and thinking. Responses to literary texts will take the form of analytical essays.

A wide range of teaching and learning styles are used during the course. Formal lessons are combined with discussion, group work, task- based learning and research activities. It is also expected that students will work independently outside lessons, completing a range of tasks and activities in an Independent Study pack.

1:1 support is available to all students.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language, grade 5 in English Literature and grade 4 in Maths.

You need to be able to read and write accurately so that you can explore your ideas and interpretations of texts. You should also have a love of reading.

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

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Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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