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A Level English


If you enjoy reading, this course may interest you. The texts to be studied will be drawn from a number of different periods. Whilst there is compulsory study of at least one Shakespeare play at A2 level and the works of two poets from different periods, some 40% of the course will be devoted to a range of work. In addition, you will produce a coursework folder. In two of the modules you will study the historical context in which the texts are written, one on a Shakespeare play and in the second year a comparison of two texts, one of which must be a novel. Furthermore you will demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of the contexts in which literary texts are written and received.

This programme will enable students to articulate creative, informed and relevant responses to literary texts, using appropriate terminology and concepts, and coherent, accurate written expression.

For 16-18 year old (daytime) students, this A Level will be one of four A Levels you choose to make up a full time programme of study. You will study for a total of 18 hours per week plus one hour per week tutorial.

For people wanting to study AS in the evening, a full cost course is offered.

Higher education

Employment at suitable level

Training for professional or administrative posts

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will receive a specialised study programme which will help you to achieve your ambitions beyond successfully completing your college course.

We have developed Study Programmes for all of our 16-18 year-old students to help further develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you will get from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • GCSE A*-C English and maths if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place at university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college.

What the course leads to

Higher education

Employment at suitable level

Training for professional or administrative posts


Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"College is much more flexible which suited me well. It also had a wider range of courses available to study than my school sixth form."

Liam Roberts successfully achieved A*, A, A. Liam progressed onto the University of Greenwich.

Course Location

Clarence Street
L3 5TP

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Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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