A Level English Literature

Why Study?

English literature is the study of plays, novels and poems. Students do a lot of talking about the texts and about the writer’s ideas. Students also learn about the background to the texts, to help them to understand why a writer wrote what they did. So if you like reading and talking about what you read, literature could be for you. Students with clear opinions are welcomed!

Course Content

AQA A-Level English Literature B

Year 12

Paper 1 - Literary genres: Aspects of Tragedy

Written exam at the end of year 13: 2 hours 30 mins

Year 13

Paper 2 - Texts and Genres: Elements of Crime Writing

Written exam at the end of year 13 – 3 hours

NEA: Theory and Independence (done independently and assessed by the teacher)


Progression Routes

A degree in literature can lead you to university courses and employment into a wide range of careers, including medicine, law, teaching, the media and research. It will develop a wide range of skills, such as independent thought, problem-solving, attention to detail, research, communication, teamwork etc. making it an ideal choice to bridge science and humanity subjects.

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