1Course Overview

A Level English Literature

Course code: OSC1285

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Buy 2 standard A Levels, get 3rd for £299!
  • Official Edexcel English Literature A Level
  • Full course materials
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Cost of coursework marking is not included in the course price. Call us for more information.
  • Exam fees not included - to include exams see our A Level English Literature inc Exams

Study A Level English Literature from home – your route to academic success!

This new A Level course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content.

On this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Study at your own pace with no strict deadlines to contend with

Studying A Levels with us lets you choose when you take your exams, so that you are always fully prepared. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country.
You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level.

Find out how A Level student, Christian, has found studying his A Level with us

 

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2Course Content

Course Content

Component 1: Drama
  • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
  • Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
  • William Shakespeare, Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology - Comedy 
Component 2: Prose
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
Component 3: Poetry
  • T. S. Eliot, Selected Poems (Faber, 2009) ISBN 9780571247059 (This is the 80th Anniversary Edition in an attractive hardcover.)
  • William Sieghart, ed., Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011 (Faber and Faber, 2015) ISBN 978-0571325405
Coursework Component:
  • Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
  • Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber
3Other Information
Assessment

To achieve the full English Literature A Level you will be assessed across the 4 components. All components will be assessed by 3 paper-based exams and coursework.

You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Coursework: Independent critical study - texts across time

  • Type: Coursework
  • Comparative study of two texts (Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights and Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber) - one 2500 word extended essay and a bibliography
  • Weighing: 20% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 50
  • Assessed by teachers
  • Modereated by AQA

Examinations

Paper 1: Drama – 9ET0/01

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Weighing: 30% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Assessed: Component 1
  • Assessment format: Two essay questions

Paper 2: Prose – 9ET0/02

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Weighing: 20% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 40
  • Assessed: Component 2
  • Assessment format: One comparative essay question

Paper 3: Poetry – 9ET0/03

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Weighing: 30% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Assessed: Component 3
  • Assessment format: Two questions  

Please note that if you choose to study this A Level you will have to sit your exams in one of our recommended centres. This is due to the administrative arrangements for submitting coursework. 

We can book your exams for you. See our A Level English Literature inc Exams

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete the full A Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in English Literature by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or via email, you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive an A Level in English Literature issued by Edexcel. 

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

Is this the same qualification as an A Level from a school or college?

Yes! You study the same coursework, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, and you receive full tutor support via email.

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You will need to have a minimum of a B or Level 5 grade in GCSE English Language and/or English Literature, and be a competent reader to enrol onto this course. 

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback (excluding cost of coursework marking)
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE TOTUM student discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*

* Not included with the online study option

Is there a required reading list?

In order to complete this course you will need copies of the following books: 

  • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
  • Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
  • Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber
  • T. S. Eliot, Selected Poems (Faber, 2009) ISBN 9780571247059 (This is the 80th Anniversary Edition in an attractive hardcover.)
  • William Sieghart, ed., Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011 (Faber and Faber, 2015) ISBN 978-0571325405

You can purchase these books from all good book stores or borrow them from a library. 

Do I have to sit an exam?

Yes, you will need to take the standard A Level examinations in order to fully complete this course. You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

All A Level courses are now linear. This means that all exams must be taken and coursework must be submitted in the same year. The exams are only held in May/June (once per year). The examinations run on specific dates, which can be obtained by visiting the Pearson website

Please note that if you choose to study this A Level you will have to sit your exams in one of our recommended centres. This is due to the administrative arrangements for submitting coursework.
Alternatively see our A Level English Literature inc Exams, where we will book the exams for you!

Are there any additional costs?

You may want to purchase textbooks to supplement your course, but this is entirely optional. Please note that the cost of coursework marking is not included in the course price. Call us for more information.

You will be required to pay for your exams and fees to take your exams at the examining centre that you choose.

What if I live outside the UK?

You are still able to study this A Level course but must take the examinations within the UK as this is the only guaranteed way to access examination centres.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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