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AS English Lang & Lit at The Beacon School

Course description

At AS this specification will allow centres to construct a coherent course of study in one of three areas of study: Victorian Literature, World War One Literature or The Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature. Candidates will study three texts (one of each genre) in detail, plus three texts for wider reading and contextual support. A suggested wider reading list is provided. At A2 the specification synthesizes the skills and learning of the whole course. Candidates will prepare for a paper which wil contain unprepared passages for close study, comparison and critical commentary on a theme. In Unit 4, candidates will be encouraged to reflect on ways of reading and writing about texts.

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in English Language and Literature, which could lead onto higher education in English Language and Literature Studies or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to English Language and Literature Studies such as a Teacher, Journalist or Author. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Beacon School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years