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English Literature AS at St Peter's School, Huntingdon

Course description

A-level English Literature A comprises four units of study. Students are encouraged to develop the ability to read widely and critically. They will examine texts of different genres and periods and gain understanding of a wide range of views on literature.

This specification is designed to:

  • encourage students to develop as informed, independent readers and critics of literary texts
  • develop personal responses to literary texts.

Course content


Unit 1 – LTA1
Texts in Context
60% of AS, 30% of A Level
2 hour written examination (open book)
90 marks
LTA1B World War One Literature

Unit 2 – LITA2
Creative Study
40% of AS, 20% of A Level
60 marks
Two tasks: one on prose text and one on drama text.
2000-2500 words in total


Entry requirements

Students should have 5 A*-C including a grade B at English Literature.

Future opportunities

English Literature is a fantastic A level to complete and will open many doors in the future. You will develop your analytical skills, your communication skills and your ability to work to strict deadlines- all skills that are important to universities and employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's School, Huntingdon directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year