Key Stage 5 English

Students who opt to study English Literature at Smith’s Wood’s Sixth Form will be enrolled on the AQA English Literature B A-Level course. Studying English Literature A-Level is ideally suited to students with a passion for reading, as the course covers all three major literary genres: drama, poetry, and prose. English Literature provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills of analysis and synthesis; texts are considered in relation to their social, historical, and political contexts, and students are encouraged to think critically about the writer’s use of language in presenting the key themes of their texts. Students are expected to read widely around the curriculum and supplement their taught course with independent study.