English Literature is a subject which allows students to explore poetry, plays and prose texts in greater detail. Students of English Literature are critical thinkers and this subject allows students the opportunity to share and discuss ideas and improve their speaking and listening skills.
As a subject, English Literature is valued highly by sixth form colleges and universities. The skills involved with this subject demonstrate to employers and colleges that a student has creativity, maturity of thought, analytical skills and an ability to write articulately about their ideas. As well as preparing students for further study of Literature, this subject is good preparation for a range of careers such as: law, publishing, teaching, marketing and journalism.