About the subject

This is a two year course where we follow AQA A Level English Literature Specification A, studying a range of poetry, prose and drama texts. Assessment is through exams on the themes of ‘Love Through the Ages’ and ‘Modern Times’ as well as a 2500 word Independent Critical Study non exam assessment.

Your tasks to complete

Enrolment induction task

Pre-course reading

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
William Shakespeare, Othello

Extended reading

Second year texts:
Michael Frayn, Spies
Arthur Miller, All My Sons
Carol Ann Duffy, Feminine Gospels

Useful websites and other resources


Meet the tutors

Graeme Stables has been the A Level English Literature Course Leader at Barnsley Sixth Form College since 2010 and has more than 25 years of full-time relevant experience in total. Graeme has an Honours degree and a Masters degree in the subject and he also works as a senior examiner in A Level English Literature.

Any questions?

Email us on info@barnsley.ac.uk

Call us on 01226 216 123