English Literature

A Level


Qualification Type

A Level

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in English and English Literature at GCSE


Assessment includes external exams and a coursework element.

Opportunities for Work Related Activities

Theatre and lecture trips linked to course elements.
If you never settle for other’s views of the world, if you’re always asking ‘what else is going on ?’, if you ever feel like broadening your view, then this is the A level for you.

Course Overview

Year 1

Component 1: Love through the Ages (written paper) : 40% – 3 tasks, 75 marks (25 per task), 3 hours.  Open book in Section C only.

Component 2: Texts in shared contexts (written paper) : 40% – 3 tasks, 75 marks (25 per task), 2 hours and 30 mins. Open book.

Component 3: Independent Critical Study: Texts across time (coursework) – 20%. One task, 50 marks, word count 2500, moderated by AQA.

Year 2


In addition to University degrees in literature both as a single honour, or as a joint honour, this A-level is regarded as an academic choice that will support a range of university options such as law, philosophy or history


Teacher; lawyer; journalist; media and television; politics; writer. English opens doors!