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

In preparation for for the year 13 Texts Through Time module you need to purchase and read the following 3 texts

The Feminine Gospels

The Handmaids Tale

A Streetcar Named Desire

2. Summer Reading for NEA

In preparation for your NEA you need to select a minimum of one text from the list below to compare to the Yellow Wallpaper.

  • Jane Austin – Northanger Abbey
  • Wilkie Collins – The Woman In White
  • Henrik Ibsen – A Doll’s House
  • Sylvia Plath – The Bell Jar
  • Mary Shelley – Frankenstein
  • Sebastian Faulks – Engleby

Remember to consider their links to one of the following areas

  • minds under stress
  • the Gothic
  • representations of women

You may wish to choose a text not featured on the list; this will need to be approved by Mr Smith.

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

3. NEA Proposal: Research and critical reading

You should produce some detailed research notes on your chosen comparative text before submitting a proposal for your NEA:

A link to the NEA proposal form is HERE

A good starting point is eMagazine, use the search function to find articles on your chosen text

(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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