A-Level English Literature

£695.00

A-Level English Literature will encourage you to read widely as a critical and independent reader. You will immerse yourself in a wide range of literary texts that span centuries, gaining an understanding of how to analyse a range of critical views and you’ll learn how to express informed and independent opinions and judgements about them based on sound evidence.

An A-Level in English Literature provides an important foundation for any degree or a career involving excellent written communication, research and analytical skills. It will open up many careers including Journalism, Teaching, Law, Academia, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Politics and the Performing Arts.

SKU: X902 Category:

200 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

AQA Awarding Body

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2022.

Official exams

You will be required to complete the two standard written exams:

  • 3 hours, 40% of marks
  • 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of marks

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.

Assignments

During your course, you’ll be required to complete the following:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 assignments

These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Non-exam assessment (NEA)

  • 1 coursework task , 20% of marks

Independent critical study: texts across time, and consists of one extended essay and a bibliography.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Shakespeare studies
  • Othello Act I
  • Othello Act II
  • Othello Act III Part 1
  • Othello Act III Part 2
  • Othello Act IV
  • Othello Act V
  • Chapter 1: Setting the scene
  • Chapter 2: Tom and Myrtle
  • Chapter 3: Gatsby’s party
  • Chapter 4: Back stories
  • Chapter 5: The reunion
  • Chapter 6: Another party
  • Chapter 7: Turning point
  • Aftermath
  • Destructive love
  • Lust
  • Idealised love
  • Lost love 1
  • Lost love 2
  • Unrequited love
  • Abandonment
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Separation
  • Celebration
  • Anticipation
  • To a husband
  • Mourning
Some might call this part coursework, here’s what you’ll cover:
  • The Yellow Wallpaper
  • A View from the Bridge Act I
  • A View from the Bridge Act II
  • Writing the NEA
  • Spies Chapter 1
  • Spies Chapter 2
  • Spies Chapters 3 and 4
  • Spies Chapters 5 and 6
  • Spies Chapters 7 and 8
  • Spies Chapters 9 to 11
  • All My Sons Act I
  • All My Sons Act II
  • All My Sons Act III
  • Variants of love
  • Love and loss
  • Growing up
  • Love and the land
  • Love, war and politics
  • Shadows
  • Crossing continents
  • The Amateur Marriage
  • The Buddha of Suburbia
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Enduring Love
  • Mr Phillips
  • The Remains of the Day
  • The Secret History
  • Stoner
  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X902
  • Qualification code: 7712

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Entry Requirements

It is strongly recommended that you have studied English literature to GCSE or equivalent level before starting this course.

Why Distance Learning?

If your Sixth Form doesn’t offer the courses you want – Study an A-Level through distance learning. You will sit the same exams and get the same A-Levels as you would in school, but are able to study at a time and place to suit you.

Plus, the results and transcript you’ll get will be exactly the same as if you’d studied in school, and your A Levels will be respected by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. There will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking. Your personal tutor can provide more details.
Yes, there is a set text that will come free with the course as e-books: AQA AS and A-Level English Literature (A) Anthology: love poetry through the ages, AQA and Cambridge University Press 2015. Additional texts you'll be required to read include: (1) Othello (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series), Bloomsbury Publishing. (2) The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Penguin Modern Classics 2000. (3) Skirrid Hill, Owen Sheers, Seren 2005. (4) All My Sons, Arthur Miller, Penguin Modern Classics 2009. (5) Spies, Michael Frayn, Faber and Faber 2011. (6) A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller (introduction from the author and Philip Seymour Hoffman), Penguin Modern Classics 2010. (7) The Yellow Wallpaper (and Selected Writings), Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Virago.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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