English Literature - AS / A Level at St Alban's Catholic High School
You will follow the AQA English Literature Specification A. You will start by studying
for the AS examination; this will allow you to get a sense of how well suited you are to
English Literature. It also means that you have a clear grade which you can put in any
At AS you will study a Shakespeare play and a set of poems from either pre or post 1900.
Alongside this you will study two prose texts. You will be focussing on the theme of Love
Through the Ages and will examine the way in which your literary texts offer an insight in
writer’s thoughts and feelings about this interesting and controversial subject area. The A
Level course is a further year and incorporates the study that you have completed at AS
with a single examination on all that you have learnt.
As English Literature is a traditional A Level, it is highly respected by universities and
employers. An A Level in English Literature will allow you to pursue a wide range of
careers which involve the ability to communicate with others and to empathise
Many of our students go on to pursue study of English Literature at a higher level.
An A Level in English Literature is highly regarded by all employers and is a
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Alban's Catholic High School directly.