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English Literature A Level at Dartford Grammar School for Girls

Course description

English Literature (AQA)

Over the course of the A level, you will study a range of texts, covering drama, poetry and prose, from different eras. You will explore the work of a range of writers, including Shakespeare. Themes for study, set by the examination board, will be taken from the following options. 'Love through the Ages' and 'Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the Present Day'.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in English Literature.


Paper 1: 3 hours written paper (worth 40% of the A Level)

Paper 2: 2 hours 30 minutes written paper (worth 40% of the A Level)

NEA (Coursework): 1 comparative essay (worth 20% of the A Level)

Future opportunities

English Literature, all Arts and Humanities, Law, support  for other disciplines.

A very wide range, including teaching, law, publishing and journalism.  English is a desirable qualification for most careers as it develops key skills of communication and analysis.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dartford Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 23 October 2018
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