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English Literature A level at Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy

Course description

At AS level students will study four texts: one Shakespeare play, one poetry anthology and two prose texts. They will also respond to an unseen prose extract in the exam.
  • Othello
  • AQA Anthology of love poetry through the ages pre 1900
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Wuthering Heights

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement to study at Knights Academy is at least 3 GCSEs A*-C plus English and Maths at grade 6

You will also be required to achieve a grade 7 in GCSE English Literature


AS level:

Paper 1- Love through tha ages: Shakespeare and Poetry

Written exam – 1 hour 30 minutes; Closed book; 50 marks; 50% of AS level

Two compulsory sections: 

  • Section A Shakespeare. One passage-based question with linked essay (25 marks)
  • Section B Poetry. One question on printed poem (25 marks)


Paper 2- Love through the ages: prose

Written exam – 1 hour 30 minutes; Open book; 50 marks; 50% of AS level

  • Section A: Unseen prose. One compulsory question on unseen prose extract (25 marks)
  • Section B: Comparing prose texts. One comparative question on two prose texts (25 marks)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2016
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