A Level English

  • You will study a variety of texts in a vibrant and creative atmosphere
  • You will learn to give creative and informed responses to text
  • You will learn to demonstrate detailed critical understanding and explore the connections between texts
  • You will also learn to demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of context.

A Level English

Do you want to :

  • Understand the meaning of life?

  • Read an exciting range of novels and poetry?

  • Pursue a career in writing, law, the arts or journalism?

If yes, then AS/A2 English is for you!

Through engagement with classic and modern texts you will arrive at an understanding of human behaviour and develop your creative writing and communication skills. Visits to the theatre and poetry readings will introduce students to a new literary world and bring the subject alive!

English Literature is recognized by all universities as an excellent grounding for most academic disciplines.

You will:

  • Study a variety of texts in a vibrant and creative atmosphere
  • Give creative and informed responses to texts
  • Demonstrate detailed critical understanding
  • Explore connections between texts
  • Demonstrate understanding of the significance and influence of context

Course Units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2

  • AS 1: The study of Poetry 1900 - Present - Exam (40% of AS, 15% of A Level)

  • AS 2: The study of Pre 1900 Prose - Exam (60% of AS, 25% of A Level.

  • A2 1: The study of Poetry: Contexts and Comparisons - Exam (40% of A Level)

  • A2 2: 21st Century Novel. Internal Assessment (2500 word essay)
    (20% of A Level)

Applied A Level Business Studies Entry Requirements

This qualification requires pupils to have:

7 GCSEs A*-C - Including a B grade in English Literature and Language at a minimum of Grade B.

Really enthusiastic teaching gives you a passion for, and understanding of literature

We drink them up like water, and are bettered, yet we know not how

This course could lead to higher education and careers in:

  • Any field where communication skills are highly valued
  • Journalism
  • Media (Print / Web / Film / Theatre)
  • Law
  • Teaching
  • Public Relations…
  • ...and of course the opportunity to become an award winning poet or novelist such as Eoin McNamee one of our eminent past pupils.

Contact Us

If you do not already go to St. Louis and you are thinking about joining us in sixth form then please fill in the form below to receive an electronic version of the prospectus or to arrange an interview with the Senior Management Team.