Q. Can I do the course in one year? A. The AS is a one-year course with all assessments taking place in the summer. The A-level is a two-year course with all assessments taking place in the summer of the second year. Q. If I wanted to study English at university should I chose English Language and Literature or just English Literature?? A. Both subjects are held in high regard by universities. English university departments pushed for Language and Literature to be created because they wanted students to be prepared for linguistic study as well as creative writing. English Language and Literature would be more appropriate if you were to apply to an English course with a strong media/creative writing element to it.