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English Literature A Level at Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET)

Course description

Are you the sort of person who loves to read? On the bus, in the back garden, curled up in bed – the sort of person who takes a book or e-reader everywhere? The ethos of this course is to explore literature - poetry, prose and drama – and your wider reading is as important as studying the texts set by the exam board. You will get the most out of this course if you enjoy talking about writers’ ideas and techniques, are open to studying pre-1900 texts, and have an interest in creative writing.

Course content

Are you the sort of person who loves to read? On the bus, in the back garden, curled up in bed – the sort of person who takes a book or e-reader everywhere? The ethos of this course is to explore literature - poetry, prose and drama – and your wider reading is as important as studying the texts set by the exam board. You will get the most out of this course if you enjoy talking about writers’ ideas and techniques, are open to studying pre-1900 texts, and have an interest in creative writing.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C or above in academic subjects, including maths, and you will need to have achieved grade B in GCSE English.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and exams.

Future opportunities

English is respected by many employers and can lead to some great career opportunities in Journalism, Teaching, Publishing, Media, Marketing and the Creative Arts. You may wish to progress to a degree in English Literature or Creative Writing but the skills you develop will be equally transferable to History, Law, Modern Languages, Education, journalism and Media or Film Studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET) directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2018
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    • Sutton Coldfield Campus provides a green and leafy environment for learners to study. The campus includes a state of the art library and learning resource centre, a performing arts theatre, an industry standard design studio as well as laboratory and sports facilities. There are ample parking spaces on site and great transportation links - both bus and train - just 15 minutes from Birmingham City Centre.