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English Literature

A Level English Literature Revision Sessions 2022





Qualification type:

A Level


Entry criteria (GCSE grades):

5 in English Literature and a 5 in English Language


Subject description

This course gives you the opportunity to develop academic insight and personal understanding of key texts. You will be encouraged to communicate your ideas in clear discussion, to exercise critical judgement and refine analytical skills in written work, and to think creatively as you develop a personal response to a variety of texts. You will also develop an understanding of the importance of context as you will study texts from different times and genres.


Units studied:

Component 1: Drama and Poetry

(2 hr 30 min exam; closed text, 40% of qualification)


Component 2: Comparative and Contextual Study

(2 hr 30 min exam; closed text, 40% of qualification)


Component 3: Literature Post-1900

(Coursework; 20% of qualification)


How the course is assessed:

A Level: 80% written examinations, 20% coursework


Post-18 opportunities:

Studying Literature will enhance your understanding of many other subjects. Literature A Level is seen by universities as a rigorous academic subject as it not only deepens and broadens your understanding of literature from different periods but also develops essay-writing and analytical and critical skills.


These are essential for careers in law, journalism, media, advertising, politics, human resources, public relations, philosophy, education and the civil service, to name but a few.


Teacher responsible: Ms J Kerslake