Curriculum – AS and A Level

A Level

We follow the Edexcel English Literature syllabus at A Level. In the first year, students study A Streetcar Named Desire, comparative novels and a collection of contemporary and unseen poetry.  In the second year, we introduce Shakespearean tragedy, Keats’ poetry and a free-choice coursework assignment. We are proud to have achieved excellent results last year, in the first year of assessment of this specification.   Again, we benefit from the experience of an examiner on the team.


We are privileged to be able to work closely with our excellent librarian, who comes from an English teaching background, and supplies students with as many resources as they require. All students are inducted into the Library in Remove and experience library lessons throughout their time at Queen’s Gate, during which research skills are refined. Queen’s Gate subscribes to JSTOR, meaning students have access to a wealth of material in print and online that contributes to their learning. Each classroom is equipped with an interactive whiteboard and colleagues are creative with their materials, using modern pedagogy to inform their teaching.