A Level English Literature (AQA)


The focus is on different literary genres: poetry, prose and drama, the specific literary factors that shape the meanings in the texts, as well as contextual, socio-political and cultural factors.


Am I right for the course?

You must enjoy reading and the chance to voice your opinions about issues in texts.
Studying English Literature at A level will extend your skills of analysis and evaluation important in any future career you choose.

To study English Literature at A level you need to have a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language, with at least a grade B in English Literature GCSE. You need to have an interest in reading and be willing to approach texts in original ways. Strong essay writing skills are essential.
In order to progress to A Level English Literature (the second year of a two year course) you need to have gained a minimum D grade at AS. Your essay writing skills must also have developed considerably after your AS year.

You will be assessed through a combination of exam and coursework modules. All examinations are marked externally by the exam board. Coursework is assessed initially by your subject teacher and is then moderated by the exam board.

All your English teachers are highly qualified and experts in their fields; all are committed to their own further education in English and Humanities.

What Next?

University, careers in Journalism, Law, Teaching, Business, etc.

A Levels can lead you onto many different career paths, including university to further develop your skills in your chosen subject(s).

‘Oaklands has been very different from school, it has set me up for college, the tutors have been excellent, the environment brilliant and I have walked away today with an A*, 98% overall and got into my first choice university to study Physics.’George Milleret, Intensive Maths A Level

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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