You don’t need any previous qualifications to take this course, but a C in GCSE English Literature is recommended.
You must be based in the UK in order to enrol and sit your exams.
If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, but we’re happy to review your case on an individual basis.
This online course will teach you the AQA English Literature A Level specification (7712).
You'll study the following texts, plus some of your own choice:
- Othello by Shakespeare
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Skirrid Hill by Owen Sheers
- All My Sons by Arthur Miller
- Spies by Michael Frayn
- A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
- The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The course is split into 3 units:
- Love through the ages
- Texts in shared contexts: Modern times: literature from 1945 to the present day
- Texts across time
For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our A Level English Literature course guide.
A Level exams
Please note that you’re responsible for booking your exams, and that you must be based in the UK to sit them.
You’ll arrange to sit them at a UK school or college roughly 6 months before your chosen exam date.
There are 2 exams for the AQA English Literature A Level specification (7712):
- Paper 1: Love through the ages
- Paper 2: Texts in shared contexts: Modern times: literature from 1945 to the present day
One piece of coursework will also count towards your final grade:
- Written coursework: Texts across time
As an approved AQA centre, we'll supervise, authenticate and mark your coursework. You'll sit your exams at your chosen exam centre.
Your coursework fees of £169.75 are additional to the course cost. You'll also pay exam centre fees directly to your chosen exam centre.
Please note that the October 2020 exam session is only open to students who had booked to sit their exams in May/June 2020 and were deferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic or who are unhappy with the grade they receive for the summer session.