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NaomiBridgeman
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I know there are some threads on here somewhere on the same topic but I really cannot be bothered to search through thousands of posts so yeah...

I would be eternally grateful to anyone that could help me out by posting a list of books that I might end up studying at AS/A2 Level English Literature. A full list would be preferred.

Thank you
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Blue November
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Just ask the English teachers. They'll tell you exactly which one you'll be studying =]
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Im sure its sometimes different for different schools but mine are:

Novels: Brighton Rock and A Clockwork Orange

Poems: Collection from The Rattle Bag

Play: Hamlet and Revenger's Tragedy.


For A2:

Novels: The Great Gatsby and Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Poems

Play: Othello
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mine are: Othello, The Great Gatsby, Street-car named Desire and Enduring Love.
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(Original post by Blue November)
Just ask the English teachers. They'll tell you exactly which one you'll be studying =]
I've only just applied for college... so I'm not exactly sure who my teachers are or what exam board I'll be studying for :/

I just want to do some background/wider reading to get a head-start ready for September.
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Mine are The Great Gatsby, the Ancient Mariner, the Kite Runner, and Hardy poetry. Also Hamlet and Saved by Edward bond for Coursework... AQA AS
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Highly likely you'll be doing some Shakespeare, but you won't find out the detailed reading list until Sep.

In AS I did 'The Struggle for Modern Identity':
Things fall apart
The World's wife
The Color Purple
Top Girls
Angels in America
Auden poetry

In A2 I did: 'Love through the ages':
Othello
A streetcar named desire
The Great Gatsby
Notes on a Scandal
Robert Browning poetry
And an anthology made up of love poetry spanning a few centuries.
Plus a whole load of random extracts from books/plays/poems for wider reading.
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At AS Level:

The Great Gatsby
The Kite Runner
Othello
Death of a Salesman
The Poems of Robert Browning

At A2 Level:

Frankenstein
Dr Faustus
The Bloody Chamber
The Handmaid's Tale
The Feminist Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy
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Thanks guys, much appreciated.
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Yeah, I wanted to do the same when I applied to a different school for 6th form. Give the college a ring and they should be able to give you some sort of info.
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Depends what period of literature you're studying at A Level.

With AQA your teacher can pick whether you do Victorian or Modern literature. but at A2 the theme is books about love and that's what everyone does.

In L6 I did Victorian...
Jane Eyre
Silas Marner
Poetry of Emily Dickinson
Poetry of Thomas Hardy
Mrs Warren's Profession
A Woman of No Importance
Oliver Twist
Wuthering Heights

In U6 I did
Othello
Canterbury Tales
Poetry of John Donne


But we were told to read widely around the theme and not just concentrate on the books we were doing in class.
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I have just started a poetry channel on youtube for AS/A level Literature students...I am willing to take video requests to help you with poetry and text analysis channel name: poetryhelp101
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mine's completely different
we had coursework for :Journey's End and Regeneration
and the exam we've got The Picture of Dorian Gray and Yeats poetry.
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The English teacher gave us the reading list on the college taster day. I'm doing The Picture of Dorian Gray, Nine Horses, A Streetcar named Desire and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf. OCR.
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(Original post by lbcharlotte1994)
mine's completely different
we had coursework for :Journey's End and Regeneration
and the exam we've got The Picture of Dorian Gray and Yeats poetry.
Ah finally someone doing te same books, or was doing
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I need a2 book
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At AS, i did The Tempest, A Streetcar named Desire The Great Gatsby, Selected Poetry from Christina Rosetti's 'Goblin Market', At A2, i did Richard III, A Doll's House, The Grapes of Wrath, Paradise Lost
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