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AS Level English Literature

AS Level English Literature

Dates Available

  • Week 1: Monday 25 March – Friday 29 March
  • Week 2: Monday 1 April – Friday 5 April
  • Week 3: Monday 8 April – Friday 12 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 25 March: The Tempest
  • Tuesday 26 March: Hamlet
  • Wednesday 27 March: The Great Gatsby
  • Thursday 28 March: The Homecoming (Pinter)
  • Friday 29 March: The Merchant’s Tale

Week Two

  • Monday 1 April: Measure For Measure
  • Tuesday 2 April: Twelfth Night
  • Wednesday 3 April: Streetcar Named Desire
  • Thursday 4 April: 1984 (Orwell)
  • Friday 5 April: Paradise Lost books IX & X

Week Three

  • Monday 8 April: Coriolanus
  • Tuesday 9 April: Richard III
  • Wednesday 10 April: The History Boys (Bennett)
  • Thursday 11 April: Mrs Dalloway (Woolf)
  • Friday 12 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.

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