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International AS and A Level English – Literature (9695)

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Cambridge International AS & A Level Literature in English will provide learners with the opportunity to gain further knowledge and understanding of international poetry, prose and drama, with candidates studying all genres at both levels. A wide range of inspiring set texts have been carefully selected to offer a depth and breadth of literary study and to encourage lively and stimulating classroom discussion. At AS Level learners will study three set texts and prepare for one unseen text.

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Learners following the International AS and A Level English syllabus will study a range of texts in the three main forms: prose, poetry and drama. Set texts are offered from a wide range of different periods and cultures.

Learners will develop skills of reading and analysis of texts, and are encouraged to undertake wider reading to aid understanding of the texts studied. They will learn skills of effective and appropriate communication including the ability to discuss the critical context of texts.

Changes have been made to this syllabus for examination from 2021 onwards. Please see the 2021-2023 syllabus for detailed information.

Why AS Level Literature in English?

International AS & A Level Literature in English will provide learners with the opportunity to gain further knowledge and understanding of international poetry, prose and drama, with candidates studying all genres at both levels. A wide range of inspiring set texts have been carefully selected to offer a depth and breadth of literary study and to encourage lively and stimulating classroom discussion. At AS Level learners will study three set texts and prepare for one unseen text.

The Aims of the TAO AS Level English Literature Course:

The successful completion of the course will provide candidates with lifelong skills including: 

  • enjoy the experience of reading literature
  • develop an appreciation of and an informed personal response to literature in English in a range of texts in different forms, and from different periods and cultures
  • communicate effectively, accurately and appropriately in written form
  • develop the interdependent skills of reading, analysis and communication
  • analyse and evaluate the methods writers use in creating meaning and effects
  • encourage wider reading and an understanding of how it may contribute to personal development
  • build a firm foundation for further study of literature.

How are candidates assessed?

Paper 1 Paper 3 Drama and Poetry (2 hours 50 marks)

Candidates answer two questions: one question from Section A: Drama and one question from Section B: Poetry. Externally assessed 50% of the AS Level

Paper 2 Prose and Unseen (2 hours 50 marks)

Candidates answer two questions: one question from Section A: Prose and one question from Section B: Unseen. Externally assessed 50% of the AS Level 25% of the A Level

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