AS English Literature – Edexcel
Course code: 8ET0
Delivery method: Online
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: English GCSE or equivalent
Award achieved: Pearson Edexcel AS Level English Literature
Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel
Explore the reasons behind English Literature’s esteemed global reputation and how it has influenced our national identity and mindset. This course nurtures a profound appreciation for literature by delving into timeless and significant works by authors like Shakespeare and Mary Shelley.
ENGLISH LITERATURE COURSE OVERVIEW
This course centers on the exploration of prose, drama, and poetry. You will develop the skills to read extensively and independently while also engaging in creative and critical interactions with literary works. This involves applying your growing expertise in literary analysis and evaluation. Additionally, you will delve into alternative interpretations of texts and consider how they may vary from your own.
Upon successfully completing the examinations and practical assessments conducted by Pearson Edexcel, you will attain a globally recognized Pearson Edexcel AS-Level qualification in English Literature.
Paper 1: Drama
This paper covers two plays and critical essays on Shakespeare, supported by
reading of a critical anthology. This is an open book exam so you will be able to take
copies of the primary text into the examination.
The paper has two sections A and B. You answer one essay question from a choice
of two for both sections.
Paper 2: Prose
Paper 2 covers two novels, it’s an open book exam so you will be able to take
primary texts with you into the examination
You answer one comparative essay question from a choice of two.
Unit 1: Drama
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
William Shakespeare, Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology – Comedy (Order this from
your exam centre when you register)
Unit 2: Prose
Mary Shelly, Frankenstein
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
Component 1: Poetry and Drama
Written examination, lasting 2 hours.
Component 2: Prose
Written examination, lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes