AS and A-level English Language and Literature

  • 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.


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Key dates

  • 15 May 2020 Exam for AS English Language and Literature Paper 1 (7706/1)
    Series: June 2020
    Start time: am
    Duration: 1h 30m
  • 15 May 2020 Coursework deadline for A-level English (Non-exam assessment: Making connections) (7707/C)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines
  • 20 May 2020 Exam for AS English Language and Literature Paper 2 (7706/2)
    Series: June 2020
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1h 30m

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