Accessibility links

English Literature AS level at Malmesbury School

Course description

The course will encourage students to develop their interest in and enjoyment of literature and literary studies as they:

  • read widely and independently both set texts and others that they have selected for themselves
  • engage critically and creatively with a substantial body of texts and ways of responding to them
  • develop and effectively apply their knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation
  • explore the contexts of the texts they are reading and others’ interpretations of them.

In addition, students will undertake independent and sustained studies to deepen their appreciation and understanding of English literature, including its changing traditions.

Course content

Paper 1: Love through the ages: Shakespeare and poetry

Paper 2: Love through the ages: prose


All assessments are by external exams

  • AS English Literature Paper 1 7711/1  Time -1hour 30 mins
  • AS English Literature Paper 2 7711/2  Time - 1 hour 30 mins

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year