AS and A-level English Language and Literature

There are no planned changes to AS and A-level English Language and Literature for 2021 following Ofqual’s consultation

The last time schools can enter for AS English Language and Literature will be summer 2021. This will also be the final resit opportunity.

  • Teaching from: September 2015
  • Exams from: June 2016 (AS), June 2017 (A-level)
  • Specification code: 7706 7707
  • QAN code: 601/4642/4; 601/4641/2

We have worked closely with teachers and universities to develop an integrated approach to our specifications so your students will deepen their understanding of both language and literature, and enrich their experience of English.

Designed to ensure the right balance and coverage of the two disciplines, these specifications enable students to see how linguistic and literary methods are related and to explore these links in their work.

Our English AS and A-levels provide strong stand-alone qualifications that are designed to be co-teachable. This gives you and your students valuable choice.

Specification

Specification at a glance

Past papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources

Plan

8

Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

All planning resources

Teach

28

Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources

Assess

61

Prepare your students for assessment. Past papers, mark schemes and example answers.

All assessment resources

Key dates

  • 8 October 2020 Exam for A-level English Language and Literature Paper 1 (7707/1)
    Series: November 2020
    Start time: am
    Duration: 3h
  • 8 October 2020 Exam for AS English Language and Literature Paper 1 (7706/1)
    Series: November 2020
    Start time: am
    Duration: 1h 30m
  • 14 October 2020 Exam for A-level English Language and Literature Paper 2 (7707/2)
    Series: November 2020
    Start time: am
    Duration: 2h 30m

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