A Level English Literature

Course codes: OSC1285 / OSC1305
Official A Level, worth up to 56 UCAS points
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  • Official Edexcel English Literature A Level
  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Same course as sixth form or college
  • Enrol today and start your studies straight away
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Choose to include exams and save up to £400*

Study A Level English Literature from the comfort of your own home and choose when to take your exams. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

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Course overview

As well as your A Level course materials and tutor support, this course can include the examination fees needed to successfully gain your A Level English Literature qualification and those all-important UCAS points. 

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level.  If you include the exams, when you are ready, we will book the exams for you so you can focus on your studies. 

This course can be completed without taking the A Level exam. 

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Course Outcome

You will receive your Edexcel A Level in English Literature (you must take the A Level exam to achieve this).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

3 paper-based exams and coursework.

Course content
  • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
  • Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
  • William Shakespeare, Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology - Comedy
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
  • 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
  • Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
  • Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber
Extra info

Exams and Assessment

To achieve the full English Literature A Level you will be assessed across the 4 components. All components will be assessed by three paper-based examinations and coursework. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below.

Please note: If you add on exams you will need to sit these exams in either the Birmingham, Bolton, Doncaster or London  examination centre.

Course Duration

You will have up to 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 the exams, you will receive an A Level in English Literature issued by Edexcel.

Thinking of Going to University?

Open Study College are proud to partner with QA Higher Education, providing students with the unique opportunity to progress into higher education. This partnership aims to support our students in finding and securing a university place at one of QA Higher Education’s conveniently located teaching centres across the UK.

Exam details

Coursework:
  • 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 tutors
  • Moderated by Edexcel
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 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  
Q&As

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.

It is recommended that you have a minimum of a B or Level 5 grade in GCSE English Literature, and be a competent reader to enrol onto this course.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts card
  • Coursework marking 
  • Examination fees
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College study pack

* Not included with the online study option

Yes, you will be required to purchase some additional books. These will be in relation to the book or topic you are studying. Your tutor will advise you on what these are.

Yes, you will need to take the standard A Level examinations in order to fully complete this course. If you add these on, we will book these exams for you. 

Please note: If you add on exams you will need to sit these exams in either the Birmingham, Bolton, Doncaster or London examination centre.. This is due to the administrative arrangements for sitting coursework and exams.

No, all costs are included within the price! If you don’t add on the exams, you will need to book and pay for these separately. You may want to purchase textbooks to supplement your course, but this is entirely optional. 

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.

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.

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 Adviser Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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