AS/A Level English Language and Literature

Adaptations 2022

Find out more about Ofqual/DfE’s decisions about adaptations in summer 2022 here. In line with those decisions we will be providing advance information about the focus of the content of the summer 2022 exam(s) in this subject. DfE has confirmed that advance information will be provided by 7 February 2022 at the latest. DfE has also decided to retain the flexibility for advance information to be deployed at other points ahead of 7 February 2022 if circumstances require. At least a week's notice will be given if DfE decides that advance information will be released earlier than 7 February 2022.

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A Level English Language and Literature Specification
AS Level English Language and Literature Specification
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The Eduqas AS and A Level English Language and Literature course encourages learners to develop their interest and enjoyment of English by engaging creatively and critically with a wide range of texts.

It enables learners to develop intellectual maturity through exploring both literary and non‐literary texts, including the WJEC English Language and Literature Poetry Pre‐1914 Anthology. Skills that will be developed throughout the English Language and Literature A Level include:

  • How to interrogate texts and be critically reflective.
  • Considering other viewpoints.
  • Making connections across a range of texts.
  • Understanding and evaluating the effects of different contexts.
  • Using linguistic and literary approaches in the reading and interpretation of texts.

We provide a range of A Level English Language and Literature revision tools, plus digital resources for both educators and learners. You can access AS and A Level English Language and Literature past papers, digital teaching tools and training materials. To learn more, view the menu above or download a copy of our English Language and Literature Resource Guide below.

English Language and Literature Resource Guide - This booklet provides an overview of the support, guidance and resources available to those teaching the Eduqas GCE English Language and Literature specification across our suite of websites.


Why choose Eduqas?

  • A dynamic, integrated approach to linear assessment, sharing skills across the components.

  • Exciting and inspiring set texts covering a range of social, historical and cultural contexts.

  • Opportunities to develop candidates' independent reading and study.
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