English Literature A Level

English Literature A level Student outdoors

If you love to read, this home educated English Literature A level is perfect for developing your understanding through reading widely, critically and independently.

This course will prepare you thoroughly for the examinations and coursework with activities and self assessment tests. Each lesson reflects an individual section of the syllabus and details how it fits into the broader world of the English Literature.

As you progress through the sixteen tutor-marked assignments your Tutor will give you invaluable feedback and insights into the subject of English Language.

M1 Texts in Context (Unit LTA1 A)

  • Introduction to Victorian Literature and Tennyson’s Poetry
  • Wider Victorian Reading

M2 Creative Study (Unit LITA2)

  • Coursework Piece 1: Response to Prose Text  (Jane Eyre)
  • Coursework Piece 2: Response to Drama Text (Arcadia)

M3 Reading for Meaning (Unit LITA3)

  • Love Through the Ages
  • Literature Through Time, from Chaucer to the Present Day
  • The Three Genres of Prose, Poetry and Drama

M4 Literary Connections (Unit LITA4)

  • Coursework Piece 3: Extended Essay and Shakespeare Study
  • Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D’Ubervilles
  • John Fowles: The French Lieutenant’s Woman
  • Shakespeare: Othello

The English Literature  A level exams are assessed in May/June each year.  There are 2 examination papers and 2 pieces of coursework.  Students who complete the first 2 modules can sit the AS examination if they wish and carry their marks forward to the full A level in following years.

Unit 1- LTA1 A Texts in Context (30% of A level,60% of AS) 2 hour written examination: Contextual Linking task and Poetry task

Unit 2- LITA2 Creative Study (20% of A level, 40% of AS)  Coursework: One repsonse to Prose text, one response to Drama text

Unit 3-  LITA3 Reading for Meaning (30% of A level) 2 hour written examination: One compulsory question on three texts from Prose, Poetry and Drama)

Unit 4- LITA4 Extended Essay and Shakespeare Study (20% of A level) Coursework: Extended Essay


English Literature A Level and Home Education FAQs

The English Literature Course has been specifically written to prepare candidates for the AQA examination boards English Literature A level Qualification. The syllabus numbers are

  • As level – 1740
  • A2 level –2740

When you start your course with us you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser.  Your support period is then up to this examination date.

Normally speaking we would expect students to have a minimum of 4 good GCSEs in order to start the English A level course.  This must include a grade C or above in English  GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent

If you feel you have other qualifications  or experience which would enable you to start the course, please call one of our student advisers on 0800 0111 024 and we can discuss your suitability for the course.

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