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A Level English Literature




A Level English Literature

Paper 1: Drama - 2 hours 15 minutes, 60 marks in total

Othello (35 marks)

A Streetcar Named Desire (25 marks)

Paper 2: Prose - 1 hour 15 minutes, 40 marks in total

One comparative essay on Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891) and Mrs Dalloway (1925)

Paper 3: Poetry - 2 hours 15 minutes, 60 marks in total

One essay on ‘Selected Poems: John Keats’, editor John Barnard
Selection of modern poetry from ‘Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011’

All three papers are open book.

Paper 4: Non-examined assignment - coursework, 60 marks in total

2500-3000 word comparative essay on two texts selected by student.

Internally marked, externally moderated.

Academic bibliography required.


All texts will be read in Year 12. The end of Year 12 Mock exams sees students examined on all three papers.

Year 13 is used to deepen, develop and broaden student understanding of their set texts and their contexts, as well as the body of work from each author.

The NEA is started at the end of Year 12, and completed by October half term.