A-Level English Literature Fast Track 1 Year Course – Edexcel


    This online self study full A-Level English Literature Fast Track self-study course can be completed from home at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Students can enrol anytime 365 days a year and once registered can be studying within days.

    There are no set term times and no enrolment dates. You can also fast track your A-Level course and complete it within one year, as well as to adapt your studies around work and family commitments to suit.

    This specification is designed to:

    • Develop candidates’ understanding of English Literature
    • Draw on their experiences at GCSE as well as offering a secure foundation for the study of English beyond A-Level
    • Develop interest in and enjoyment of independent reading
    • Develop personal responses as critics of both literary and non-literary texts

    Qualification: A-Level English Literature 
    Fast Track: 1 Year or less
    Start Date
    : Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    Edexcel Specification: Code 9ETO
    Exams: Fully Flexible
    Price: Interest-Free Finance
    Type of Study: Study online – Self study


    Course Syllabus

    Learners will complete 4 components of study in total as listed below.
    William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
    Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
    William Shakespeare, Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology – Comedy (This Edexcel publication is only available from your exam centre and you should ask your exams officer to order one in for you when you register for your exams.)
    Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
    Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
    T. S. Eliot, Selected Poems (Faber, 2009) ISBN 9780571247059 (This is the 80th Anniversary Edition in an attractive hardcover.)
    William Sieghart, ed., Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011 (Faber and Faber, 2015) ISBN 978-0571325405
    Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
    Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber

    Entry Requirements

    There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

    Learners will require these books to complete this course. These do not have to be purchased brand new. They can be borrowed form the library. Try Amazon, they offer second hand books which are very competitively priced.

    • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
    • Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
    • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
    • Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
    • Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
    • Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber
    • T. S. Eliot, Selected Poems (Faber, 2009) ISBN 9780571247059 (This is the 80th Anniversary Edition in an attractive hardcover.)
    • William Sieghart, ed., Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011 (Faber and Faber, 2015) ISBN 978-0571325405

    Course Duration

    This course comes with 24 months support included:

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 360 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 700 Hours

    Tutors & Support

    All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating to your course.

    Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away. 


    The Edexcel A-Level exam is available in May/June each year. It is assessed over 3 exam papers & coursework. The coursework component must be assessed as part of your examination. UK Open College, can not assess this for you.

    Paper 1: Drama – 9ET0/01
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
    Assessed: Component 1
    Assessment format: Two essay questions

    Paper 2: Prose – 9ET0/02
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 1 hour
    Assessed: Component 2
    Assessment format: One comparative essay question

    Paper 3: Poetry – 9ET0/03
    Type: Written examination
    Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
    Assessed: Component 3
    Assessment format: Two questions

    Coursework component – You will need to write a comparative essay that refers to two texts. In this essay, you will need to link the texts and make comparisons between them. You will also need to consider contexts and alternative interpretations. The coursework essay is assessed on all five assessment objectives. The word count is 2500-3000 words. It is worth 60 marks and this is 20% of the total A-Level

    Additional Examination Fees

    As a private candidate, it is the students responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College. 

    This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed. This is very easy to do but you need to book in advanced to avoid late booking fees. 

    Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of area. (It’s worth it)
    You can view a list of official Edexcel approved examination centres here 

    You can also try www.tutorsandexams.uk who have a number of centres located across the UK. They deal with private candidates all the time and will be happy to help with booking if required. 

    The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (6 months minimum recommended)

    Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 day cooling off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

    Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

    UCAS Points & Predicted Grades

    All of our A Levels will provide you with UCAS points upon successful completion of your examinations. The amount you receive will depend on the grade achieved as detailed below. Tutors can also provide predicted grades for university based on your completed assessments within the course.

    The majority of our A Levels will require a minimum of 3 completed assignments and correspondence to provide a predicted grade. We would advise you register for your course 3 months in advance of when you need a predicted grade for.  Eg: if you require a predicted grade for January, then you should enrol in Sept and aim to compete the 3 tutor marked assessments by December. 

    A* 56
    A 48
    B 40
    C 32
    D 24
    E 16


    Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance for UK students only!

    Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions: 

    Example: Based on a Max finance agreement of £600

    Aged 21 and above (Maximum age 75)
    Employed or self employed with a minimum income of £7,200 PA (£600.00 PCM take home pay) 
    Permanent resident in the UK for a min of 3 years
    Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
    Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
    Hold a valid UK credit or debit card
    You are not bankrupt or in an IVA. 

    Under 21 – We will require a willing parent, guardian or family member to take out the finance for your studies on your behalf. 

    Please note: We do not carry out credit checks if you meet the above criteria. You may be asked for evidence of income. 

    Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872. 

    Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

    Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered. 

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