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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School

A-Level English Literature

Subject English Literature
Exam Board Edexcel
Qualifications A level 
Specification Click Here
Order of Units

Year 12:

Prose – A Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde & The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

Poetry – Post-2000 poetry anthology and Romantics anthology

Year 12 and 13:

NEA (coursework) – Dystopian literature comparison with Margaret Atwood The Handmaid’s Tale and student’s choice of another dystopian novel

Year 13:

Drama – Othello by William Shakespeare and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Suggested Resources

For your lessons/prior reading: 

Othello by William Shakespeare

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Little Stranger

A Streetcar Named Desire

Expected Homework Hours Per Week

You will be set a piece of homework for each text that you study every week. It is recommended that you spend a minimum of 3 hours a week on homework or revision. 

Learning Platforms Used All homework and assignments will be set using Satchel One (Show My Homework). 
Submission of Bridging Work

Please send your completed bridging packs to:   

The bridging work pack is attached to the email if that could be added as a pdf at the bottom of the page.