English Literature A Level CourseDistance Learning Centre
- A Level
- Distance Learning
- 700 hours of study
- Delivery of study materials
- Support service
- Personal tutor
- Examinations- physical attendance required
Frequent Asked Questions
We will admit Candidates for A Level Courses who have a minimum of 4 GCSE's at grade C and above. For English Literature this should include either English Language or English Literature GCSE's at grade C or above.
· What marks this course apart?
Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they should keep in regular contact. All tutors are fully qualified experienced teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. Most work from home and are able to offer flexible contact times. The tutor will contact students with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. They will also let the student know the best ways and times for contact. There is no limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked assignments (TMA's) in every course. These help the student to consolidate their learning and prepare for examinations. All tutors have a Freephone 0800 telephone number and most will have Skype capabilities. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.
What you'll learn on the course
Teachers and trainers (1)
Students can study for the AQA English Literature 7711/7712 A Level Specification sitting exams in May/June 2017 or later years.
Paper 1: Love Through the Ages (3 Hours) is 75 marks in total (40% of A-level).
Paper 2: Texts in Shared Contexts (2 Hours 30 Minutes) is 75 marks in total (40% of A-level).
Coursework: Independent critical study: texts across time is 50 marks in total (20% of A-level). Students need to produce a comparative critical study of two texts, at least one of which must have been written pre-1900. One extended essay (2500 words) and a bibliography.
The course will examine literature from a historical perspective to encourage independent study of a range of texts within a shared context.
- Literary Analysis
- Pre-1900 Love Poetry Anthology
- Love through the Ages
- Jane Eyre
(b) Tess (AS only)
- Carol-Ann Duffy
- Brian Friel: Translations
- Michael Frayn: Spies
- Coursework: Jane Austen: Emma
- Coursework: John Fowles: French Lt’s Woman