This book focuses upon the experiences of students making the transition from sixth form to university English Studies and their teachers and lecturers. In recent years, this is an issue that has come under increasing scrutiny within the higher education sector and to a lesser degree within the sixth form sector. It is apparent from a growing body of literature that lecturers in higher education are unsatisfied with the relationship between A level and degree level manifestations of subject and with the ability of in-coming undergraduate students to bridge the gap between the two. It is equally clear from the literature that for many students, the experience of moving from A level to undergraduate study is a problematic and often painful process. This book considers matters of academic transition and pedagogic encounter within English Studies from the perspectives of both students and teachers.