A Level English Literature: Summer Work for Incoming Year 13


Studying A Level English Literature in Year 13 next year? Here’s your summer work!

1. Summer Reading

You need to read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood, The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter and The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin.

You can get hold of the appropriate editions of each text at the links below. (To save money, you could buy a second-hand copy.)

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

The Whitsun Weddings – Philip Larkin

You must bring these books with you when you start back after the holiday.

2. Research and critical reading

You should produce some detailed research notes on The Whitsun Weddings:

Read this article from emagazine and make notes

The Whitsun Weddings

(To log in, you’ll need the details you’ll find by clicking on the ’emagazine’ tab at the top of this page.)

You must bring these notes with you when you start back after the holiday.


If you have any questions about any of the summer work, contact Mr Smith (m.smith@lutterworthcollege.com).

Enjoy your holiday!


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