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English Literature AS/A2 Level at Abbotsfield School

Course description

English Literature will enhance your analytical skills and sharpen your overall writing ability. The vast range of reading materials will evoke debate and dialogue and a keen interest in research. The course will enable you to look at poetry, plays and novels and encourage independence and the ability to read extensively around your subject.

Entry requirements

To study English Literature at AS and A2 you will need to have a C grade or above in English Language and English Literature. You will also have a desire to read and have an enquiring mind.


At AS you will study 2 units: Unit 1 ‘Aspects of Narrative’ which is an exam worth 60% and Unit 2 which is two pieces of coursework worth 40%.

At A2 you will study an additional 2 units: Unit 3 ‘Gothic Genre’ which is an exam worth 60% and Unit 4 a comparative essay for coursework worth 40%.

Future opportunities

The skills gained from studying English Literature will prepare you for university and the world of work. It is particularly favourable for law, medicine and the media.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbotsfield School directly.

Last updated date: 12 November 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years