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English Literature A Level at WQE

Course description

The first year involves the study of the following:

• Shakespeare: ‘Hamlet’

• Drama and poetry pre-1900: Coleridge ‘Selected Poems’

• Webster: ‘The Duchess of Malfi’

AND NEA (coursework) close reading OR re-creative writing piece with commentary: Thomas Hardy: ‘Selected Poems’

The second year will include:

Comparative NEA (coursework) comparing Tennessee Williams’s ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ with a post 2000 novel of your choice.

AND Comparative and contextual study from a topic area:

• DYSTOPIA

• Margaret Attwood: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale

• Ray Bradbury: ‘Fahrenheit 451’

Course content

The first year involves the study of the following:

• Shakespeare: ‘Hamlet’

• Drama and poetry pre-1900: Coleridge ‘Selected Poems’

• Webster: ‘The Duchess of Malfi’

AND NEA (coursework) close reading OR re-creative writing piece with commentary: Thomas Hardy: ‘Selected Poems’

The second year will include:

Comparative NEA (coursework) comparing Tennessee Williams’s ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ with a post 2000 novel of your choice.

AND Comparative and contextual study from a topic area:

• DYSTOPIA

• Margaret Attwood: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale

• Ray Bradbury: ‘Fahrenheit 451’

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements this course also requires students to have achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature. Entry to the second year is dependent on the standard achieved in the first year.

Assessment

You will sit two exam papers at the end of the second year (each paper is 40% of the A level) and complete two pieces of NEA (combined, these are 20% of the A level).

Future opportunities

Students who have successfully completed English Literature A-level go on to study many different disciplines at university. Students who read for English degrees similarly enter a wide number of professions, such as law, teaching, marketing, the media, accounting and banking. There is an increasing need in commerce, industry and the professions for people who are accomplished communicators, and the best preparation for this is the study of English.

Further information

For further information please visit our website www.wqe.ac.uk or see our prospectus

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: 13 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Web url: www.wqe.ac.uk

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