A' Level English Literature

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AS or A' Level


24 months

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A Distance Learning Course is the ideal way to gain a qualification without having the worry of trying to fit your studies around your everyday life.  You can complete your studies in your own time and we are on hand seven days a week to help you plan your future.

Course Description

This A' Level Distance Learning English Literature Course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain a knowledge and understanding of this subject or for anyone who wishes to study at a higher level at University. You will also find this course extremely valuable if you are looking for a progression route for further training whilst employed.

On this A’ Level English Literature course, you will explore the relationships that exist between texts and contexts within which they are written, received and understood. You will be encouraged to debate and challenge other readers interpretations, developing your own informed personal responses together with a variety of reading strategies.

What makes us unique when delivering your A’ Level specification?

At Learn Now, we treat our students as individuals not numbers. Not everyone works at the same pace or needs the same level of assistance and your Tutor will ensure that you receive as much help as is required. We won’t just provide you with your course materials and leave you to get on with it; your course will be tailored to your needs. We have a resource bank full of useful aids and ideas to help you make the most of your studies and give you the best possible chance of success.

Please note A’ Levels are changing over the next few years, click here for more information.

This A' English Literature course forms part of the new linear qualifications. This means that students will sit exams for their particular qualification at the end of the completed course in the June series.

AS levels will become decoupled from A' Levels; this means that they will both become entirely separate qualifications. You will no longer be able to carry forward your AS qualification to the A' Level qualification and you will sit either AS or A' Level exams.

Previous Knowledge Required

You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this home study course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course, although you would be expected to have a reasonable standard of literacy. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 24 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.


You will dedicated Tutor Support for 24 months.  All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course.

You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.


The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. This course also includes a coursework element.

Exams are taken at an AQA centre and we can provide an extensive list of centres for you.

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AS Level – Specification No. 7711

Paper 1: Love through the ages: Shakespeare and poetry

Study of two texts: one Shakespeare play and one AQA Anthology of love poetry through the ages (pre-1900 or post-1900)

  • The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare)
  • Anthology of love poetry through the ages: pre-1990

Paper 2: Love through the ages: Prose

Study of the following texts:

  • The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  • Jane Eyre – (Charlotte Bronte)

Exam will include an unseen prose extract

Full A Level – Specification No. 7712

Paper 1: Love through the ages

Study of three texts: one poetry and one prose text, of which one must be written pre-1900, and one Shakespeare play.

  • The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare)
  • Anthology of love poetry through the ages: pre-1900
  • The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Exam will include two unseen poems

Paper 2: Texts in shared contexts

Modern times: literature from 1945 to the present day

Study of three texts: one prose, one poetry, and one drama, of which one must be written post-2000

  • A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams)
  • Spies (Michael Frayn)
  • Birthday Letters (Ted Hughes)

Exam will include an unseen extract

Non-exam Assessment: Independent critical study: texts across time

Comparative critical study of two texts, at least one of which must have been written pre-1900.

One extended essay (2,500 words) and a bibliography

Essential Reading

To complete this course you will need to have access to the text mentioned above.

Enrolment Fees

You can enrol online today by either paying in full or taking advantage of our easy payment plan.  The first instalment will be due one month following enrolment.

Qualification Payment Method            Version Initial Payment Monthly Instalment Total Payable
Full A' Level Pay in Full Online £320.00 Nil £320.00
Full A' Level Instalment Option Online £160.00 £65.00 X 4 months £420.00
AS Level Pay in Full Online £275.00 Nil £275.00

Please note the easy payment plan is not available to International Students.

Awarding Organisation

AQA - The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance

The Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA) is the largest of the Unitary Awarding Bodies in the UK. AQA offers a range of qualifications and services, including GCSE, GCE, GNVQ, VCE and Entry Level. AQA's primary purpose is to ensure that students’ attainments are supported by best assessment practice and that their grades are a reliable statement of their achievement.



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