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A Level English Literature

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

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Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Studying English helps you to understand the world. By studying important literary works students gain an insight into the human condition, and become aware of fundamental political and ideological ideas that have transformed history.  Our English courses deal with the big issues that affect our lives and they encourage students to question and challenge conventional viewpoints.

English stimulates creativity. Through the study of literary texts English encourages students to express themselves creatively. Discussion and debate develop confidence, and produce students that are inquisitive and open minded.

Details

There are three units to the A Level course:

Unit 1: Literary Genres. Students study three texts – one Shakespeare play, a second drama text and one further text, one of which must be written pre-1900.

Unit 2: Texts and Genres: either crime writing or political writing. Students study three texts: one post-2000 prose, one poetry and one further text, of which one must be written pre-1900.

Unit 3: Theory and Independence.  Students explore two texts of their own choice – one poetry and one prose – informed by study of the AQA Critical Anthology.

How will it be delivered?

Unit 1 – Written examination 2 hours 30 minutes, closed book, counting for 40% of the A Level marks.

Unit 2 – Written examination, 3 hours, open book, counting for 40% of the A Level marks

Unit 3 – Non-examination assessment: two essays of between 1200-1500 words, one of which can be re-creative.

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry requirements, including English Literature or English Language at grade 6.

Your next steps...

English offers a range of transferable skills. English students improve their communication and presentation skills, becoming confident communicators, both orally and in their writing. English students can take these skills into a wide range of occupations, some obviously linked to writing such as journalism, but others that might appear less obvious in the world of business and commerce. The ability to present information, and to communicate ideas effectively and persuasively, impacts upon virtually every career imaginable.

Studying English helps you to understand the world. By studying important literary works, students gain an insight into the human condition, and become aware of fundamental political and ideological ideas that have transformed history. Our English courses deal with the big issues that affect our lives and they encourage students to question and challenge conventional viewpoints.

English stimulates creativity. Through the study of literary texts English encourages students to express themselves creatively. Discussion and debate develop confidence, and produce students who are inquisitive and open minded.

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