A2 in English Literature


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£ 215 + VAT


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A Level Literature offers students the opportunity to explore a wide range of literary and critical texts. Through your study, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of literary techniques. You will examine how texts emerge from a variety of literary traditions. You will be able to consider literary texts and their contexts of production and reception. As the course progresses, you will be able to present literary analysis and argument with increasing sophistication, using a wide range of appropriate literary terms.
The structure of the course also provides opportunities to undertake wider reading and independent critical research, as part of course work portfolios.



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Oxford (Oxfordshire)
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Campus 231, 266 Banbury Road, OX2 7DL

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About this course

There are no prior learning or other requirements for this qualification, however; it is advisable that you have achieved at least a C grade in GCSE Maths and English or their equivalent before commencing this course. All students must per 16 years of age and above.

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Course programme

texts Unit 3 LITA3
  • Barnes, Julian Talking it Over (Picador, 1991)
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey The Canterbury Tales trans. Nigel Coghill (Penguin, 2003 [1951])
  • Shakespeare, William Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (ca. 1601)

The AQA syllabus does not prescribe particular texts for wider reading for this unit. Students are encouraged to determine their own private study texts, related to the topic of’ Love through the Ages’. Because the A2 focuses strongly on individual interpretation, the choice of wider reading will not be restricted to a list.


What's Included

Online Learning Documentation, Online Resources and Tutor support for 1 year.

Further Information

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

January 2013 will be the last January exam period. All future exams will be held during the May - June exam period only.

In the student 'On Campus' area you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.

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A2 in English Literature

£ 215 + VAT