AS and A-level English Literature A

  • Teaching from: September 2015
  • Exams from: 2016 (AS), 2017 (A-level)
  • Specification code: 7711 7712
  • QAN code: 601/5259/X; 601/5327/1

We have worked closely with teachers and universities to develop relevant, engaging and up-to-date specifications that approach the study of literature through the lens of historicism.

The specifications encourage independent study of a range of texts within a shared context. Studied together they create an understanding of English Literature that will deepen your students' knowledge and love of the subject.

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Key dates

  • 15 May 2018 Coursework deadline for A-level (linear) English Literature A NEA - Independent critical study: texts across time (7712/C)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines
  • 18 May 2018 Exam for AS English Literature A Paper 1 (7711/1)
    Series: June 2018
    Start time: am
    Duration: 1h 30m
  • 23 May 2018 Exam for AS English Literature A Paper 2 (7711/2)
    Series: June 2018
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1h 30m

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