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English Literature at Teign Academy

Course description

AS Unit 1: Aspects of narrative. You will be reading novels and two poetry selections for this unit. 2 hour examination; open book. AS Unit 2 Dramatic genres. You will be writing two pieces of coursework, both on comedy: one with regard to a Shakespeare play, one with regard to another play. At A2 Level, there will be two more units: one examination and one coursework assignment.

Entry requirements

At B grade at English and English Literature GCSE

Future opportunities

English Literature and English Language have always been regarded by employers and universities as qualifications of quality. Advanced reading and communication skills are held in high esteem and are always in great demand. As a route to higher education, English A Levels complement a range of degree courses such as History, Politics, Law, Business Studies, Social Sciences, Psychology and Philosophy, Media Studies and Film Studies. Degree courses in English Language and Literature are among the most popular at every university in the country. As career enhancers, A Level English Literature and English Language can open up opportunities for students wishing to join public services like the police, welfare agencies and local government. The courses are also ideal preparation for careers in the media, marketing, teaching and the legal profession. The communication skills that develop during A Level English/Literature courses provide students with a clear advantage when they embark on their chosen career. In fact, there are very few careers at which English and Literature students cannot excel.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teign Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years