A Level


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 modern dramatists and of poetry written before 1900.

You will gain further insight into Gothic Literature, and into Literature published post-1900 and post-2000.

You will develop your own independent reading and thinking whilst exploring other critical ideas and improving your skills of close analysis.


2 closed book examination papers each lasting 2.5 hours and each worth 40% of your final grade

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

Exam Board: OCR


5 Grade 4s and above to include Grade 4 in either GCSE English Language or English Literature

A love of reading beyond your set texts


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