AS and A-level English Language and Literature

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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 at a glance

Past papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources



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

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

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

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Key dates

  • 7 October 2021 Exam for A-level English Language and Literature Paper 1 (7707/1)
    Series: November 2021
    Start time: am
    Duration: 3h
  • 13 October 2021 Exam for A-level English Language and Literature Paper 2 (7707/2)
    Series: November 2021
    Start time: am
    Duration: 2h 30m

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