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A-Level English Literature

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 read closely and 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.

You will also learn how to incorporate critical viewpoints into your essays to support and develop your own arguments. 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.

A-Levels are the gold standard for education in the UK, recognised by universities and employers alike as a mark of significant achievement. The English Language can be used to inspire, motivate and challenge us in countless different ways. Having an A-level demonstrates a thorough understanding of a subject, will boost your career prospects and will open up new opportunities for you. This A-Level English Literature course has been written to the latest specifications and has been designed to give you the best possible chance of success.

You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Coursework administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

A-level English Literature will encourage you to read widely as a critical reader and help you gain an understanding of how to analyse a range of critical views.
Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

Guaranteed exam centre

Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

Proactive tutors

We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

Awarding body: AQA
Our course ref: A002
Qualification code: 7712
Official Qualification Title: A-Level English Literature

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.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 200 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. If you need longer, this, of course, can be arranged.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.

Assessment

Official exams

  • 3 hours, 40% of marks
  • 2 hours 30 minutes, 40% of marks
  • 1 coursework task , 20% of marks  (see NEA below)

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.  Check where your closest exam centre is.

Assignments

During your course, you will also be required complete 11 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.

NEA
Non-exam assessment (NEA) is used to demonstrate your skills in spoken language, including presenting, responding to questions and feedback, and use of standard English. This optional assessment is separately endorsed. It will be reported as a separate grade and will not contribute to the result of the A-Level qualification. To facilitate this, it has been agreed with the awarding body that your tutor is able to mark your non-exam assessment work, and you can then sit your written exams at one of our partner exam centres.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in English Literature, issued by AQA. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

Additional Information
Official Qualification Title
A-Level English Literature
Difficulty
Level 3
Entry requirements
It is strongly recommended that you have studied English literature to GCSE or equivalent level before starting this course.
UCAS Points
56
Section 1
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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.

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 enrollment.

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Costs vary between test centres and please be aware that we can organise a local exam centre for you or you can choose your own.

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 3 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required.  Where there are required additional text books, we include this as free eBooks.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

Second course since retiring
J. Beirne

Love learning and I love books, and this is the second A level I have completed with Oxbridge since retiring. Very pleased to have found them.