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 tutor-marked assignments your Tutor will give you invaluable feedback and insights into the subject of English Literature.

AS Level (7711)

Module One: Literary Analysis

Module Two: Anthology of Love Poetry through the Ages- Pre 1900

Module Three: Love through the Ages

Module Four: Shakespeare: Othello

Module Five: Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre

Module Five (B): Thomas Hardy: Tess of the d’Urbervilles


Part 2: Additional topics for A level (7712)

Module Six: Owen Sheers: Skirrid Hill

Module Seven: Michael Frayn: Spies

Module Eight:  Tennessee Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire

Module Nine: Jane Austen: Mansfield Park and coursework

This AS specification is examined for the first time in June 2016 and the ‘A’ level specification is examined for the first time in June 2017. No end date has yet been set.

You are no longer able to carry over your AS exams and count them towards a full A level. An AS level is a stand alone qualification.  All the exams for the A level must be taken in the same Summer sitting.

There are two 90 minute exams for the AS level. There is no coursework for the AS

The A level is assessed with one 3 hour exam, one 2 hour thirty minute exam and one piece of coursework (independent critical study: texts across time)

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 – 7711
  • A2 level –7712

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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