A grade 4 in GCSE English Literature and/or English Language. A higher grade is strongly recommended.
External examination and, in the second year, an extended comparative essay on two texts of your choice.
A level English courses are taken by students doing a wide variety of other subjects, in Arts, Humanities and Sciences. They go on to many different courses and careers. English is often a component in degree courses in Humanities as well as being a very popular choice as a single-subject degree. The skills that you learn are a useful starting point for careers in the arts and the media, law and business, and in other professions where creativity, critical awareness and the ability to communicate clearly are needed.