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BBB including English Literature or English Language and Literature

Studying English on the Foundation Year isn’t just for those with a love of reading – it is for those who want to be introduced to new cultures, histories and ways of thinking. Nowhere could be a better place to study than at Lady Margaret Hall - English was one of the first subjects to be taught when the college opened its doors back in 1878, and Elizabeth Wordsworth, the first principal of the college, was a great niece of the poet William Wordsworth.

Sample English Timetable

English students take three subject modules over the course of the year: Close Reading; The Canon of English Literature and Literature and the Body. You will have one or two tutorials a week, with at least one essay a week - and a lot of reading!


English; Communication Skills


Academic Writing



Academic Development



Entrance Requirements:

Candidates for the English Foundation Year course must achieve at least BBB in their A-Levels, including A2 English Literature or A2 English Language and Literature.

There are no GCSE requirements.