AS Level English Literature (legacy)

Dates Available
Week 1: Monday 28 March – Friday 1 April
Week 2: Monday 4 – Friday 8 April
Week 3: Monday 11 – Friday 15 April

All Boards

Length of Course
8 hour seminars

9am to 6pm


The texts offered are selected on the basis of popularity and difficulty from those set by all three examination boards. Text seminars will be one day in length. Such intense immersion over the course of the day encourages full ownership of the texts studied. The morning session will be devoted to developing an understanding of the respective text’s key themes, putting the text in its historical context and providing character studies. The afternoon session will include the careful analysis of exam papers, their formats and their rubric. Attention will be paid to the context options, where appropriate, and the seminars will conclude with the planning out of answers to past and future examination questions.

The timetable will be as follows:

Week One  
Monday 28 March The Secret Agent
Tuesday 29 March The Turn of the Screw
Wednesday 30 March Emily Dickinson
Thursday 31 March W. B. Yeats – Selected Poems
Friday 1 April  Frankenstein
Week Two  
Monday 4 April  Browning
Tuesday 5 April  Jane Eyre
Wednesday 6 April Mrs Dalloway
Thursday 7 April  Edward Thomas
Friday 8 April  The Picture of Dorian Grey

Week Three
11 – 15 April

We will be offering bespoke four hour courses during this week for anyone sitting the following options:
Edexcel 6ETO1 · Unit 1 · Explorations in Prose and Poetry
AQA LITA1 · Texts in context
Victorian literature; WWI literature; The Struggle for Identity in modern literature.
AQA LITB1 · Aspects of narrative

We may not be able to accomodate all options so they will be finalised according to demand.