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Set text selector: English Literature A

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AS English Literature A

A-level English Literature A

This tool will help you choose a valid combination of set texts to teach for our AS and A‐level English Literature A specifications. Use the dropdown lists to select the texts you want to use for the 2023 exams. The lists will automatically narrow down so that only valid combinations are possible.

AS Paper 1 - Love through the ages

Shakespeare

Poetry

AS Paper 2 - Love through the ages

Prose

Prose

A-level Paper 1 - Love through the ages

At least one of the poetry or prose texts must be pre-1900.

Shakespeare

Poetry

Prose

A-level Paper 2 - Texts in shared contexts

Choose an option

WW1 and its aftermath Modern times: 1945 to present

Section A: Choose a core text

Core (compulsory)

Section B: Choose texts from two genres. At least one must be post-2000.

You still need to select a post-2000 text

Prose

Drama

Poetry

Summary

You haven’t selected enough AS texts

AS Paper 1 - Love through the ages

Shakespeare: Select text
Poetry: Select text

AS Paper 2 - Love through the ages

Prose: Select text
Prose: Select text

You haven’t selected enough A-level texts

A-level Paper 1 - Love through the ages

Shakespeare: Select text
Poetry: Select text
Prose: Select text

A-level Paper 2 - Texts in shared contexts

Option: WW1 and its aftermath
Core: Select text
Prose: Select text
Drama: Select text
Poetry: Select text

You still need to select a post-2000 text

If you’ve selected The Rotters’ Club or The Mill on the Floss for AS papers, you can use it for the A-level non-exam assessment (NEA) component but not A-level paper 1.