AS/A2 English Literature

Exam Board


Course Entry Requirement

Grade 6 GCSE Literature and Grade 6 GCSE Language

Course Overview

Over the course of two years students study a wide range of texts from the 16th century drama (Shakespeare) to Victorian novels and poetry through to 20th/21st century drama, poetry and fiction.


  • Two Homework essays per week
  • Reading and wider reading
  • Weekly timed writing in class

At AS 2 Exams: Poetry/Drama and Prose
At A2 3 Exams: Drama, Prose and Poetry plus coursework

Support Materials

  • Othello
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Frankenstein
  • A Street Car Named Desire
  • Two Poetry collections
  • Two Coursework texts

Any A2 commentaries for the above.

Any Specialist Equipment Required?


Key Dates

Exams take place in May and June

Clubs or Interventions

Mondays after school with Ms Elliot

Future Careers/Uni Courses

English Literature is a good A Level which lends itself to any of the essay writing degrees such as:

  • English Literature
  • English Language
  • Law
  • History
  • Theology
  • Politics
  • Modern Languages
  • Philosophy
  • Media Studies
  • Theatre Studies
  • Drama
  • Journalism and the Arts
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