English Literature, A Level (level 3)

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code El
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This is a two year course which will result in a single A Level. This can be taken in a combination with other level 3 courses (including A level, IB and vocational).

If taken in combination with two IB courses and a vocational course, students will be taking the IBCP (International Baccalaureate Career-related Pathway).


Syllabus components: (unlike GCSE, texts are allowed in the exam).  

Unit 1: Drama  Set texts are Othello and Dr Faustus 

Unit 2: Prose  Students read The Handmaid’s Tale and Frankenstein and then have a 1 hour exam where they compare these two text in one extended essay.

Unit 3: Poetry  Modernist poetry and Post 2000 poetry 

Unit 4: Coursework Students investigate two texts and have the freedom to write about an aspect that interests them.

How will it be delivered?

20% Coursework and 80% Examination.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in English literature at GCSE. 

Your next steps...

English literature is a popular qualification for entry to a wide range of courses at university or for future careers in journalism, the media or law, for example.

The coursework component of A Level English literature/ language allows students to study an area of personal interest in great depth, allowing them to develop the research skills they would need if undertaking a project at work or a dissertation at university.