A-Level English Literature

Our course code: X902

Course fee: £895 or from £67 per month

Apply code 'FUND20' when enrolling

Enrol on this course

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:

  • A 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 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.

Study Hours

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

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.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment.

Assessment

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2021.

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. Check where your closest exam centre is.

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 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

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

Course Content

1: Love through the ages: Othello
  • 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
2: Love through the ages: The Great Gatsby
  • 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
3: Love through the ages: pre-1900 poetry
  • Destructive love
  • Lust
  • Idealised love
  • Lost love 1
  • Lost love 2
4: Love through the ages: unseen poetry
  • Unrequited love
  • Abandonment
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Separation
  • Celebration
  • Anticipation
  • To a husband
  • Mourning
5: Preparing for the non-exam assesment (NEA)

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
6: Modern times: Spies
  • 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
7: Modern times: All My Sons
  • All My Sons Act I
  • All My Sons Act II
  • All My Sons Act III
8: Modern times: Skirrid Hill
  • Variants of love
  • Love and loss
  • Growing up
  • Love and the land
  • Love, war and politics
  • Shadows
  • Crossing continents
9: Unseen prose
  • The Amateur Marriage
  • The Buddha of Suburbia
  • Cloud Atlas
  • Enduring Love
  • Mr Phillips
  • The Remains of the Day
  • The Secret History
  • Stoner
Show 3 more modules

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your 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.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

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.