Why Cambridge International AS and A Level Literature in English? 

Cambridge International AS and A Level Literature in English is accepted by universities and employers as proof of knowledge and understanding. 

About the syllabus

 Successful Literature in English learners develop a lifelong understanding and enjoyment of literary texts, and, importantly, gain a range of essential skills, including: 

  • the ability to write clearly and effectively 
  • skills in developing arguments 
  • skills in researching and managing information 
  • the ability to analyse complex texts in different forms and styles.

Cambridge International AS Level Literature in English requires candidates to answer two compulsory papers: Paper 3 Poetry and Prose, and Paper 4 Drama. Overall, at AS Level candidates are required to study four set texts. In each paper candidates answer two questions, each on a different text. Candidates are required to answer questions on a range of poems, prose and plays, with options from the canon of English Literature and modern texts in English. Close study of all the texts chosen is needed in preparation for a choice of essay and passage-based questions.

Teacher: Sarah Elphick