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English AS Level at North Lindsey College

Course description

Language and Literature runs both one year courses at AS level and two year courses at A level. These are separate courses and transfer from one to the other is not possible at the end of your first year of study.

Don’t worry. This will be discussed in full with you at your personal interview which will be arranged with you upon receipt of your application.

This course builds on concepts and skills that have been developed in G.C.S.E. English or G.C.S.E. English Language, and G.C.S.E. English Literature, but now literary and linguistic study is fully integrated. Learners will develop independence in analysing and commenting on a wide variety of stimulus texts, both fiction and non-fiction, and will also be provided with the opportunity to extend their creative writing skills.

Course content

AS level: ‘Views and Voices’:
3.1.2 - Imagined Worlds [point of view and genre in prose]
3.1.3 - Poetic voices [the forms and functions of poetic voice]
AS level: ‘People and Places’: 
3.2.2 - Remembered Places [the representation of place]
3.2.3 - Re-creative Writing [adapting and shaping original material]
3.2.4 - Critical commentary [evaluating own writing]

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 G.C.S.E.s at Grades A* - C including English or English Language and English Literature.


AS: ‘Views and Voices’ is assessed by a one and a half hour examination [closed book]
‘People and Places’ is assessed by a one and a half hour examination [closed book]

Future opportunities

You can progress to Higher Education or employment in a wide range of occupations. All Advanced Qualifications earn UCAS points, which contribute to university entry requirements and are valid for the rest of your life.

The majority of learners who achieve these qualifications progress to university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Lindsey College directly.

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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