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English Literature GCE AS Level (Marple Campus) at Cheadle & Marple Sixth Form College

Course description

Throughout this course you will be encouraged to develop interest and enjoyment in the great writings of English Literature from a wide range of historical periods. You will read plays, poetry, novels, old and new, looking at how styles vary and interpretations change through time. You should do this subject if you love reading, enjoy discussion and debate, and care about social, political and moral issues which affect everyone. You will start with the study of two twentieth century poetry texts and one play written after 1990. Currently students study the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes and the play is “Murmuring Judges” by David Hare. You will produce a coursework folder containing three pieces of work. The first will be an essay based on two novels by authors such as E, M. Forster and F. Scott Fitzgerald and the second a creative writing response to wider reading of prose. You will also write a commentary on your creative piece.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C or above in English is essential.

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. 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.

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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