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A Level English Literature

Exam code: 9ETo

Delivery method: Online and Paper Based

A Level duration: 360 hours

Entry requirements: English GCSE or equivalent

Award achieved: Pearson Edexcel A Level English Literature

Awarding body:Pearson Edexcel

English Literature is considered the finest in the world, find out why and how it has shaped the national character and psyche.

This A Level develops a deep love of literature through exploration of some classic and important texts by Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, Mary Shelly and the indomitable Margaret Atwood.

Tutor support

Our A Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

  • Independently reading a wide range of set texts and others you have selected for yourself
  • Engaging and responding to these texts in a critical and creative way
  • Build your knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation and practice them yourself
  • Explore the interpretations of others to texts they are reading
  • Independently study in a sustained way to develop a deep appreciation of English Literature and how it impacts tradition

The Edexcel A-Level English Literature qualification is gained once both exam papers and the coursework piece are successfully completed.

These exams are administered by the Edexcel. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre.  Once you have enrolled we advise you to contact your chosen exam centre as soon as possible regarding your coursework.

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In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

Online and Paper Based

You can order a paper based copy of the course when purchasing the e-book.

The content is all online and accessed via our Learning Management System (LMS).

The online e-book has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests. However, you can if you choose also purchase a paper version of the E-book.

With the tutor support option there are Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.

A Level English Literature Outline

You must sit three examinations examinations and submit a piece of coursework

Paper 1: Drama

This paper covers two plays and critical essays on Shakespeare, supported by reading of a critical anthology. This is an open book exam so you will be able to take copies of the primary text into the examination.

The paper has two sections A and B. You answer one essay question from a choice of two for both sections.

One extract based essay on the chosen drama text;

Exam length: 2 hours 15 minutes, 30% of A-Level, Section A = 35 Marks, Section B = 25 Marks, Total Marks = 60

Paper 2: Prose

Paper 2 covers two novels, it’s an open book exam so you will be able to take primary texts with you into the examination

You answer one comparative essay question from a choice of two.

Exam length: 1 hour, 20% of A-Level, Total Marks = 40

Paper 3: Poetry

Paper 3 covers a selection of poetry from the two collections studied you will also be presented with some unseen material, it’s an open book exam so you will be able to take primary texts with you into the examination

The paper consists of sections A and B.

Section A: You answer one question from a choice of two, comparing an unseen poem with one you have studied.

Section B: You answer one questions from a choice of two on one poet, or poetic movement that they have studied

Exam length: 2 hour 15 minutes, 30% of A-Level, Section A = 30 Marks, Section B = 30 Marks, Total Marks = 60

A Level English Literature Content

Section A:

Study of religion – for each faith option (2A–2E) the following topics are covered:
• Sources of wisdom and authority
• God/gods/ultimate reality
• Self, death and the afterlife
• Good conduct and key moral principles
• Expression of religious identity
• Religion, gender and sexuality
• Religion and science
• Religion and secularisation
• Religion and religious pluralism.

Section B: The dialogue between philosophy of religion and religion.
How religion is influenced by, and has an influence on philosophy of religion in relation to the
issues studied.

Section C: The dialogue between ethical studies and religion.

Mock Exams:

Your online course contains mini assessments at the end of each chapter. However, if you wish to sit a Mock Exam before the finals, we can arrange that at the centre or online. Mock exam fees are additional, and they may vary from £25 to £50 per paper.  

Please contact us on 02033028140 or visit our exam centre website for more information and guidance on how to book your final exam

Final Exams:

Roughly 6 months before your chosen exam date, you should book your place at an exam centre to take the final exam exams for A-Level Certificates.

Advanced level qualifications (known as A levels) are subject-based qualifications conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education, as well as a school leaving qualification offered by educational bodies in the United Kingdom. The exams take place every summer (May/June), and results are released in August.

Please contact us on 02033028140 or visit our exam centre website for more information and guidance on how to book your final exam

Your exam fees aren’t included in the course cost as they’re paid directly to the exam centre. They’ll vary depending on which centre you choose. It is recommended to book your exams will in advance to avoid late booking fees. Book your exams now!

How to Enrol: 

  • If you’d like to pay in full, you can enrol online using the ‘Purchase’ button.
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  • If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

Once your purchase is completed, you will receive your login details within 24 hours, and you will be good to go! Everyone at BestGrade wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging, but your qualification will make a significant contribution to your career path and life. Good luck!

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