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A Level: English Literature at The City of Leicester College

Course description

The aim of the course is to encourage candidates to develop their interest in and enjoyment of literature and literary studies as they:

• read widely and independently both set texts and others that they have selected for

themselves;

• engage creatively with a substantial body of texts and ways of responding to them;

• develop and effectively apply their knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation in speech and writing.

For more information on the content of this course please contact the college

Course content

AS Level:

Component 1- Shakespeare and Poetry Pre 1900 (50%)

Component 2- Drama Post 1900 and Prose Post 1900 (50%)

 

A Level

Component 1- Shakespeare and Drama and Poetry Pre 1900 (40%)

Component 2- Close Reading in chosen topic area , comparative and contextual study from chosen topic area (40%)

Component 3- Coursework on a choice of texts (20%)

Entry requirements

For all Level 3 subjects five or more GCSE’s are required at grade C including Grade 5 in Maths & English Language.  All students must continue with Maths and English if they have not achieved a Grade 4.

it is ideal that they have a B or above in English Literature. A love of reading and writing is also an important prerequisite, as you will be exploring a wide range of texts on this course and writing about them, sometimes creatively. You need to display a positive attitude and a healthy curiosity to learn.

                                    

Assessment

AS Level

Both components are assessed in a closed book examination worth 50% each.

Component 1 exam: I hour 30 minutes

Component 2 exam: 1 hour 45 minutes

 

A Level

Components 1 and 2 are closed text exams. Component 3 is a coursework exam.

Component 1 exam: 2 hours 30 minutes

Component 2 exam: 2 hours 30 minutes

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in English 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. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in English 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. The course will also 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

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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