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A-Level English Literature

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture

What will you be working towards?

Code 1357Y1
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Over the course of this subject you will use you love for reading to exploring texts in depth with like-minded people to share ideas and interpretations. You will study a wide range of plays, novels and poetry, and discover some of the critical theory that can be used to explore the different meanings of texts, while learning how to place texts within the historical and cultural contexts they were written. You will be studying a highly regarded subject, favoured by many of the leading universities. It is also a good subject to study alongside other A-Level subjects including History, Classical Civilisation, and Sociology. During the course you will learn about: * The construction of meaning * The importance of form, structure and language * The importance of point of view, themes and ideas * Works from different time periods and genres * Close-reading techniques * Constructing a written argument * Critical approaches to literary texts

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed through regular feedback during the course, and be required to complete written papers worth 80% of your overall mark, and a number of coursework based projects worth 20%.

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE English Literature at grade B/6.

Your next steps...

Completion of this course may facilitate access onto degree level study in creative writing, journalism, or English. There are a number of career opportunities available for you to follow such as becoming a writer, going into Publishing, becoming a Journalist, a literary agent, an English teacher or a Copywriter in Marketing or Advertising.


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