A Level English Literature

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What I would highlight As I failed my English Literature A Level I couldn’t go to the university I wanted to so I did the A Level at home and will be applying this coming year. I have really enjoyed my course and tutors were extremely helpful and patient. I would highly recommend the A Level course.

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What you'll learn on the course

British Literature
English Literature

Course programme

This A Level English Literature Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject or for anyone who wishes to study at a higher level at University and gain UCAS points. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

On this A‰Ûª Level English Literature course, you will explore the relationships that exist between texts and contexts within which they are written, received and understood. You will be encouraged to debate and challenge other readers interpretations, developing your own informed personal responses together with a variety of reading strategies.


This course covers the full AQA A Level English Literature specification.

Paper 1

Love through the ages

Study of three texts: one poetry and one prose text, of which one must be written pre-1900, and one Shakespeare play

  • The Winter‰Ûªs Tale (Shakespeare)
  • Anthology of love poetry through the ages: pre-1900
  • The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Exam will include two unseen poems

Paper 2

Texts in shared contexts

Modern times: literature from 1945 to the present day

Study of three texts: one prose, one poetry, and one drama, of which one must be written post-2000

  • A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams)
  • Spies (Michael Frayn)
  • Birthday Letters (Ted Hughes)

Exam will include an unseen extract

Non-exam Assessment

Independent critical study: texts across time

Comparative critical study of two texts, at least one of which must have been written pre-1900.

One extended essay (2,500 words) and a bibliography

Essential Reading

To complete this course you will need to have access to the text mentioned above.

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