A Level English Literature online course overview
A Level English Literature covers a range of texts in the three main forms: prose, poetry and drama. AS English Literature students will sit papers covering poetry, prose and drama. At A level, a Shakespeare play and a pre-twentieth text must be studied as well as texts written after 1900.
The qualification is through two exams at each level.
A Level English literature learners develop a lifelong understanding and enjoyment of literary texts, and, importantly, gain a range of essential skills, including: the ability to write clearly and effectively; skills in developing arguments; skills in researching and managing information and the ability to analyse complex texts in different forms and styles.
Students will develop skills of reading and analysis of texts, and are encouraged to undertake wider reading to aid understanding of the texts studied. They will learn skills of effective and appropriate communication including the ability to discuss the critical context of texts.