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English Literature (AS Level) at Abbot Beyne High School - a Specialist Visual Arts College

Course description

AS * Unit 1 – Texts in Context 60% of AS Level, 30% of total A Level Texts – Students will study: 3 set texts (one of each of prose, drama and poetry) 3 wider reading texts (one of each of prose, drama and poetry) Each of these texts will be based on either the theme of Victorian Literature, World War One Literature or The Struggle for Identity in Modern Literature and will encompass a wide range which will include non-fiction and post-1990 literature. Assessment – Students will sit a 2-hour, open book exam in which they must answer 2 questions. * Unit 2 – Creative Study 40% of AS Level, 20% of total A Level Texts – Students will study: 1 piece of prose, 1 piece of drama. These will be based on the same theme as in Unit 1. Assessment – Students will complete 2 pieces of written coursework. • A creative piece based on prose, in which students give a personal interpretation. • An analytical piece in which students analyse drama in relation to theme, character and structure. • 2000-2500 words in total.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs grade A-C, including English and Maths. At least a B grade required at GCSE.

Financial information

No cost to full-time students.

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 Literature, which could lead onto higher education in English related 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. 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 Abbot Beyne High School - a Specialist Visual Arts College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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