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Key Stage 5

The study of English Literature at St. Saviour’s and St. Olave’s is challenging, exciting and extremely rewarding. Last year 100% of our students achieved A*-C grades. On account of the demanding nature of this course, with opportunities for students to develop their critical thinking and communication skills to an advanced level, this prestigious subject is highly valued by universities and employers alike. It provides good evidence of a capacity for independent study, research and analysis, suitable for university courses such as law, medicine and education.

Year 12: AQA AS Level English Literature – Love through the Ages

Year 13: AQA A Level English Literature – Love through the ages and Texts in Shared Contexts (option A: World War One and its Aftermath)

Texts currently include Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Jane Eyre’, Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ as well a range of Literature Wilfred Owen, Rudyard Kipling and Pat Barker.

Students will also undertake an independent critical study prior to the commencement of Year 13.