English Literature A Level

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
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What will you be working towards?

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


AS: A one year course normally completed in Year 12.
There are two units:
Texts in Contexts - either Victorian Literature; or World War One Literature; or The Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature. Creative Study - the exploration of creative interpretations, for transformational writing, and for tracing connections between texts.
A2: A continuation of the AS course which will account for 50% of the final grade.
There are two units:
Students will study Love Through the Ages in the Reading for Meaning unit.
They will also complete an Extended Essay and Shakespeare Study of 3000 words.

Texts in Contexts - 2 hour examination accounting for 60% of the AS grade. (90 marks)
Creative Study - essay of 2000-2500 words for 40% of AS grade. (60 marks)
Reading for Meaning – 2 and a half hour examination 30% (80 marks)
Extended Essay and Shakespeare Study – essay of 3000 words 20% (70 marks)



How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

GCSE English Language grade A*-B Preferably and additionally GCSE English Literature grade A*-B 

Your next steps...

As a core academic subject studying English to AS/A2 standard is commendable for many university courses and career choices. It is specifically useful for developing essay writing skills and style. Specific opportunities may include: Journalism, Editing, Proof-reading, Teaching, Business. You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in English studies or more general higher education courses.

With further training, you could go into a job related to English Literature such as a Teacher, Journalist, Author or Poet. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.