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English Literature A Level at New College Telford

Course description

This course will suit you if you like reading and enjoy discussing the books you have read and the ideas they raise.

Course content

The study of A Level English Literature will focus on analysing texts within a shared context. You will be encouraged to explore the relationships between various texts and the specific contexts within which they are written, received and understood. Studying poetry, prose and drama enables you to investigate and connect them, drawing out patterns of similarity and difference using a variety of perspectives. You will study a range of texts, including plays, poetry and novels. Through class work, reading and independent research you will study the key aspects of literary texts, including the ways in which writers construct narratives and create characters. The course will contain a wide range of novels, plays and poetry. The course contains regular assignments and assessments, with deadlines agreed by your tutor. Final assessment is by examinations in the first year and further examinations and coursework (20%) in the second year.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs grade C or better and at least a Grade B in English Language.

Future opportunities

English Literature has long been highly regarded by employers. It helps to develop the skills of communication in writing and speaking, to promote critical, analytical and creative thinking, to encourage both independence and co-operation with others, and to raise awareness of social, moral and cultural issues. As such it gives access to a wide range of career opportunities. For the same reasons, universities and other centres of Higher Education welcome it as an entrance qualification for the majority of courses.

Further information

This course combines well with a wide variety of other A levels and Level 3 BTECs but especially complements those with high levels of written content such as History, Psychology, Sociology and Film and Media. This can be taken alongside A level English Language but not A level Combined.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 December 2016
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Chris Wain
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01952 641892
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