AS Level English Literature

Dates Available 
Week 1: 1 April – 5 April
Week 2: 8 April – 12 April
Week 3: 15 April – 19 April

All Boards

Length of Course
8 hour seminars or 4 hour seminars (where advertised)

9am to 6pm daily

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 1 April The Tempest
Tuesday 2 April Hamlet
Wednesday 3 April The Great Gatsby
Thursday 4 April The Homecoming (Pinter)
Friday 5 April The Merchant's Tale
Week Two  
Monday 8 April Measure For Measure
Tuesday 9 April  Twelfth Night
Wednesday 10 April Streetcar Named Desire
Thursday 11 April  1984 (Orwell)
Friday 12 April  Paradise Lost books IX and X
Week Three  
Monday 15 April  Coriolanus
Tuesday 16 April  Richard III
Wednesday 17 April The History Boys (Bennett)
Thursday 18 April  Mrs Dalloway (Woolf)
Friday 19 April The Bloody Chamber (Carter)

If you require any other texts, please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our Course Directors.