A-Levels - A Level English Literature at Wakefield College
If you enjoy reading, discussing ideas and writing critical essays you will find English Literature a stimulating and challenging course. It involves the study of a range of poetry, drama and prose texts, from the Elizabethan era right up to the present day.
There will be theatre visits and other educational trips.
What you will study
Modules will include:
Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to Present Day
Students study three texts, including one prose, one poetry and one drama, at least one of which must be written post-2000.
Love Through the Ages
Your reading will include a range of prose, poetry and drama from the Elizabethan era to the present day. This will include close reading of a Shakespeare play, a novel and a set poetry text.
Texts Across Time
This is the Non-Examined Assessment unit which requires you to write a comparative critical study of two texts by different authors, written at different times.
Assessment will be a mixture of coursework (20%) and open and closed book exams (80%).
At the end of the second year you will complete the 2 following exam papers:
Paper 1: Love through the Ages (3hrs)
Paper 2: Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to Present Day (2.5hrs)
You will also complete a 2,500 word essay for the Non-Examined Assessment module worth 20% of the marks.
Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18 years old. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, residentials etc which are payable by all students.
Any student entered/registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and then withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any resit examination will incur a cost.
Different fees apply to international students.
For more detailed information on financial support and fees for students aged 19+ please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.
A Level English Literature is a recognised qualification for entry into higher education, particularly in relation to arts and humanities degrees. It is also especially appropriate for those wishing to teacher-train. The College's Careers Advice Service can provide details of entry requirements for specific higher education institutions. This is considered as one of the facilitating subjects favoured by the Russell Group universities.
The skills developed by the study of English Literature are highly valued by a wide range of employers but they are particularly appropriate to careers in journalism, arts and media, research and teaching.
If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111
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How to apply
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