English Literature - A Level

Further Details
Course Code
LA01210
Location
Deeside
Duration
Full Time, The AS qualification is taught in the first year of study.The A2 qualification is taught in the second year of study.
Department
A Levels
Start Date
05 Sep 2022
End Date
23 Jun 2023

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Course Overview
The study of A level Literature increases understanding of how meaning is created in literary texts and develops the ability to respond to literary texts through discussion and written work. The course is suited to students who enjoy reading a wide range of literary texts.

Students will study poetry, prose and drama from various periods. There will be an element of wider reading and students will acquire a sophisticated knowledge of the technical vocabulary of literature. Students will be expected to explore multiple interpretations of texts and gain an understanding of the contexts relevant to those texts.

AS Level
Unit 1 Exam (20%) - Prose and Drama:
Section A: Fiction pre 1900 Jane Eyre
Section B: Drama Doctor Faustus (B Text)

Unit 2 Exam (20%) - Poetry : Phillip Larkin and Carol Ann Duffy
Section A: Critical examination of poetry
Section B: Poetry Comparison

A2 Level
Unit 3 Exam (20%) - Poetry pre 1900 and unseen poetry The Merchant’s Tale - Chaucer
Unit 4 Exam (20%) -Shakespeare - Antony and Cleopatra
Unit 5 Coursework ( 20%) - Prose Study ( comparison of 2 novels)
There will be a mock examination and regular assessments will be made throughout the course.
5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Literature at Grade C/4.
It is possible to take English Language/Welsh (1st Language) and English Literature, however there is a chance that this might narrow a student’s choices when it comes to applying for university.

Should an A level applicant have or be predicted a grade D/3 in either GCSE Maths or English (and at least a grade C/4 in the other subject) then your application will be considered.

At Coleg Cambria we would encourage you to do the very best that you can in your exams. The better your grades the more options you will have, and may result in you gaining entry onto a higher level course.
English Literature will provide you with an excellent preparation for many courses in the Humanities at university, including Literature, combined English Language and Literature, Linguistics, Journalism, Law and Education.

An A level in Literature is a great asset for any kind of career that requires you to express yourself effectively and to think analytically. If you are thinking of top Russell Group Universities, English Literature is one of the facilitating A Levels which will help aspiring applicants.
Some courses may require equipment and/or uniforms to be purchased. Please see attached equipment list for further information.
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