AS and A-level English Literature A

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

  • 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.

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

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

All planning resources

Teach

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

All teaching resources

Assess

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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 Literature A Paper 1 (7712/1)
    Series: November 2020
    Start time: am
    Duration: 3h
  • 8 October 2020 Exam for AS English Literature A Paper 1 (7711/1)
    Series: November 2020
    Start time: am
    Duration: 1h 30m
  • 14 October 2020 Exam for A-level English Literature A Paper 2 (options A and B) (7712/2A and 2B)
    Series: November 2020
    Start time: am
    Duration: 2h 30m

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