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AS Level : English Literature at English Martyrs Catholic School

Course description

You will explore different ways in which plays, novels and poems can be read, connected and written about.

You will deepen your appreciation of Shakespeare, of other material written before 1914 and of authors still writing today.

You will gain further insight into aspects of Tragedy OR Comedy, and into Crime of Political Writing

Entry requirements

B grade in EITHER GCSE English Language OR English Literature A love of reading beyond your set texts.


1 closed book examination paper lasting 2.5 hours and worth 40% of your final grade

1 open book examination paper lasting 3 hourse and worth 40% of your final grade

1 coursework unit consisting of two tasks and worth 20% of your final grade


Exam Board: AQA

Future opportunities

Progression paths:

A Level English Literature is highly regarded by all universities and will enable you to gain success on all degree courses, including Science.  Almost all careers are open to you!

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 November 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year