English Literature is not just about reading books and poetry. The study of the way in which writers manipulate our most valuable communicative tool – language – to make an idea come alive is a highly critical and analytical discipline. Students who develop their education through this discipline will learn excellent communication skills valuable to any career, as well as the ability to identify and analyse complex nuances in arguments.

English is a highly valuable A Level, not only for those planning to go on to studying English itself at university, but also for many other university courses such as Marketing, History, Business and Modern Languages. As a very traditional subject, it is well respected by all Russell Group Universities.