What books to read for English Lit A-level?Watch this thread
I've just finished my GCSEs and I have a long summer ahead of me before I start my a levels, which include English Literature (exam board is AQA). During the summer I intend to read around 20 books which will aid me in my studies. I'm not asking for personal recommendations as such, but maybe some classics (eg Tess of the D'urbevilles) and some more contemporary reads (eg. A Brave New World). I would really appreciate some input, even if you did not take english lit for a levels yourself. Thank you TSR! Have a nice summer x
It wouldnt do you any harm to read those .
There is also paper 2 of the second year. Find out which option.
Choice of two options:
Option 2A: WW1 and its aftermath
Option 2B: Modern times: literature from 1945 to the present day
Study of three texts: one prose, one poetry, and one drama, of which one must be written post-2000
Examination will include an unseen prose extract
- written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
- open book
- 75 marks
- 40% of A-level
You can also consider or read around the comparative non-assessed essay .
Non-exam assessment: Independent critical study: texts across time
Comparative critical study of two texts, at least one of which must have been written pre-1900
One extended essay (2500 words) and a bibliography
- 50 marks
- 20% of A-level
- assessed by teachers
- moderated by AQA