English Literature A Level

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

Throughout the two year course, you will study a wide variety of poetry, prose and drama texts that are linked thematically and by era. You will gain an understanding of how social and historical contexts influence the writing and reception of a variety of texts. You will be expected to read widely and will therefore extend your understanding of and enthusiasm for Literature in all its forms. The two year course gradually builds the skills required for the analysis of literature through a combination of classic and modern texts, from ancient literature to post-2000 poetry and everything in between.


Details

The course assessments will comprise of 20% Coursework and 80% Examination that will assess your analytical skills and ability to assimilate the views of others as well as formulating your own responses.
Selected Texts:
Prose: Atonement - Ian McEwan & Hard Times - Charles Dickens
Drama: A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams & Othello by William Shakespeare
Poetry: A Post 2000 collection & A a selection of Victoian heavyweights in the form
The coursework (NEA) will allow you a greater degree of freedom in the choice of texts you examine, as well as encouraging you to explore links and comparison in terms of setting, character, context and narrative. Popular choices in the past have included, A Thousand Splendid Suns (Hoesseini), The Color Purple (Walker), Wuthering Heights (Bronte) and Frankenstein (Shelley)
English Literature is highly regarded by Higher Education institutions and employers. Through your study of this course you will become an informed, independent reader with excellent research skills and this will stand you in good stead for any course you might choose to study at degree level. Typically, students who study Literature move on to careers in journalism and law as well as teaching and the media.

How will it be delivered?

The course assessments will comprise of 20% coursework and 80% examination that will assess your analytical skills and ability to assimilate the views of others as well as formulating your own responses.

Entry requirements

You must achieve at least a Level 6 in English Literature AND English Language GCSE to be accepted on the course. Additionally a love of reading would be beneficial in accessing the challenging subject material.


Your next steps...

English Literature is highly regarded by Higher Education institutions.  

Through your study of this course you will become an informed, independent reader with excellent research skills and this will stand you in good stead for any course you might choose to study at degree level.  

Typically, students who study Literature move on to careers in teaching, journalism, law and the media.