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English Literature A level at Settle College

Course description

It is usual for students taking this course to have studied English and English Literature at GCSE level and to have achieved at least a B grade. Students are also expected to have an enthusiasm for reading.

There is a new AS and A2 in this subject for first teaching from September 2015. The two courses will be separate.

The AS can be taken at the end of Year 12 and will be a separate qualification. Assessment will be through two examinations both 1hour 30minutes long. Paper one will be a closed book exam and paper two will be an open book exam. Both papers will be worth 50% of the overall grade.

The A2 qualification will be assessed from 2015 at the end of the two years. The final grade is made up of two exam papers both worth 40% each and two non-examined independent essays worth a total of 20%.

The courses for this subject are still in draft format and are awaiting accreditation from OFQUAL. Once this has been given a more detailed account of the two courses and their outlines will be included in this prospectus.

You should study English Literature for the enjoyment. It is the ideal choice for someone who enjoys reading and debating ideas ranging from Politics to Science. You will study a number of challenging texts which will broaden your understanding of the world and widen your general knowledge. You will also develop your analytical and communication skills and leave the course with skills that are transferable and desirable in the wider world. English Literature is a long-established, academically rigorous qualification which is highly regarded by the competitive Oxbridge and Russell group universities. Students who take this subject often progress to careers in Law, Advertising, Media, Journalism, Publishing, Public Relations, Personnel, Civil Service, Teaching, Management and Theatre.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include: GCSE English Language Grade B, English Literature Grade B

Future opportunities

Even if you do not think that you want to go on to study English Literature at University, you could still find that the oral, writing and analytical skills that you develop in the course will be of use in virtually any field of study or employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 July 2015

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