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English LiteratureAS LevelA2 Level

Literature is the study of poetry, prose and plays. You will have the opportunity to read and research the context of a variety of texts over the two year course from a wide and varied topic list. Lessons will take the form of student presentations, seminar style discussions and close annotation of the reading material.

You should study English Literature if you have enjoyed the literature element of your GCSE. This would have been your Shakespeare play, the text Woman in Black and reading Of Mice & Men for the exam. Independent research is another large part of the course, so you should be self disciplined to complete all tasks and meet deadlines. Finally, you must like writing essays.

  • English Literature A Level is a way to lose yourself in a novel or a poem and also broaden your reading skills
  • English Literature at A Level is an excellent subject to be able to study because it inspires critical thinking and the ability to structure an argument
  • You must love to read. That is the first and most important quality when choosing to study English Literature.

Course Content

Unit 1

Based on a World War One literature, you will study poetry and a selection of wider reading. You will be given an unseen passage from the theme which you have to respond to in the exam

Unit 2

A 2,000 word critical essay based on prose and drama from the chosen theme submitted as coursework.


Key Facts

  • Course Level AS/A2 Level
  • Assessment Breakdown Examination 60% Coursework 40%
  • Assessor AQA Spec A
  • Entry Requirements Minimum 5+ A*-C. 5+ in English Language. 6+ in English Literature GCSE.
  • Online Learning Materials Interactive courses on our VLE including forums and online assessment

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