English Literature A level

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
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What will you be working towards?

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

Overview

We study the Edexcel English Literature specification which allows you to:
 
• Compare a range of texts across genres, themes and periods from 1300 to present day
 
• Study critical comments and apply these to texts
 
• Have a deeper understanding of the various traditions of literature in English

Details

You will further your appreciation of a wide range of English Literature by studying 4 components (3 examined, 1 coursework) covering a wide range of texts, periods and genres.
 
Component 1: The study of a Shakespeare play, either a tragedy or a comedy, and one other drama (either tragedy or comedy)
 
Component 2: The study of two prose texts on a chosen theme; one text will be pre-1900
 
Component 3: The study of poetry, both post and pre-2000
 
Component 4: A comparative coursework essay studying two texts not covered elsewhere in the course; 2500–3000 words Studying English Literature will allow you to: voice your own opinions; lead discussions by giving presentations; develop sophisticated writing skills; acquire and use specialist terms; research writers, genres and periods; engage actively in dynamic ways with the texts.

How will it be delivered?

Component 1: Written examination (30%)
Open book, 2 questions, 2 hours 15 minutes

Component 2: Written examination (20%)
Open book, 2 questions, 1 hour 15 minutes

Component 3: Written examination (30%)
Open book, 2 questions, 2 hours 15 minutes

Component 4: Coursework (20%)
An independent comparative study of two texts, 2500–3000 words

Entry requirements

As this course builds on GCSE skills, you should have GCSE qualifications in English Language and English Literature of at least Grade 6 or above.