English Literature A Level Course

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Important information

Typology A Level
Methodology Distance Learning
Class hours 700h
Duration Flexible
Start Different dates available
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Personal tutor Yes
Examinations- physical attendance required Yes
  • A Level
  • Distance Learning
  • 700h
  • Duration:
  • Start:
    Different dates available
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Personal tutor
  • Examinations- physical attendance required

aking the English Literature A Level Course is an excellent way to introduce yourself to a wide range of works of drama, poetry and prose. On this AQA syllabus, there are two written papers and two pieces of coursework and the course prepares you thoroughly for all of them. The course is designed to encourage candidates in developing further interest and enjoyment in literary studies by reading widely, critically and independently and to also introduce candidates to the traditions of English Literature. This home study course follows the new linear A-Level syllabus. If students want to complete the new linear AS Level course then this can be purchased from the AS Level section of our website. Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self- assessment questions. There are 19 Tutor-Marked Assignments (known as TMAs).


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Starts Different dates available
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

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.


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What you'll learn on the course

English Literature
Literature Analysis
English Language
English Conversation
World Literature
Critical Theory
Creative Writing
British Literature
Modern Literature

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Distance Learning Tutor

Course programme

The Syllabus:

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.

  1. Literary Analysis
  2. Pre-1900 Love Poetry Anthology
  3. Love through the Ages
  4. Othello
  5. Jane Eyre
    (b) Tess (AS only)
  6. Carol-Ann Duffy
  7. Brian Friel: Translations
  8. Michael Frayn: Spies
  9. Coursework: Jane Austen: Emma
  10. Coursework: John Fowles: French Lt’s Woman

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