Our Cambridge A Level English Literature course will introduce you to some of the greatest poetry, prose and drama ever written. You will learn how to approach the analysis of texts from a range of different genres, eras and cultures with confidence. And you’ll learn how to express informed and independent opinions and judgements about them based on sound evidence.
Analytical skills are central to this subject and you will learn how to identify key literary and linguistic features and how to write about the ways in which writers use these to create specific effects. You will also learn how to incorporate critical viewpoints into your essays to support and develop your own arguments.
An A Level in English Literature provides an important foundation for any degree or career involving excellent written communication, research and analytical skills. It will open up many careers including Journalism, Teaching, Law, Academia, Media, Advertising, Marketing, Politics and the Performing Arts.
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A Level English Literature builds directly on the work you will have done for IGCSE/GCSE in the subject . You must have gained at least grade B or 6 in these exams before starting on this course.
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This course will prepare you for the Cambridge A Level syllabus 9695. The full Advanced Level qualification comprises AS and A Level.
For the AS in English Literature you will take:
Paper 3: Poetry and Prose worth 50% of the AS level or 25% of the full A Level. (2 hours)
Paper 4: Drama worth 50% of the AS level or 25% of the full A Level. (2 hours)
To complete the full A Level qualification, in addition to the AS papers above, you will take:
Paper 5: Shakespeare and other pre-20th Century Texts worth 25% of the full A Level. (2 hours)
Paper 6: 1900 to the present worth 25% of the full A Level. (2 hours)
For the set texts we cover for the above Papers, ask to see our booklist which we will be pleased to send if you have not received it.
There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of the most convenient.
The fee for Cambridge A Level English Literature is £795 via instalments (initial payment of £171 and 8 monthly instalments of £78.) There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £755.
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I enjoy the study of literature because of what it tells us about the society we live in. English links to many other disciplines and there is always something new to learn or a new angle to consider.MA (Oxon) Subject: English Language and English Literature View Profile