English Literature AS Level – WJEC

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English Literature is for you if you enjoy reading a variety of books, being involved in exploring and analysing texts and if you are prepared to question and debate ideas about literature, society and culture. It is a subject which will sharpen your analytical skills and one which is highly valued by universities and employers for the transferable skills it encourages and develops. It is also a vital course for you if you wish to teach English at high school level or above.

The AS will include 2 Components:
Component 1 will be a closed book exam of 2 hours on two prose texts from different periods.
Component 2 will be an open book exam 2 hours. It will include poetry and drama analysis.

The AS level will be taken at the end of the first year and you will study texts which will be examined in the final A level.
The A level will include 3 Components:

Component 1 will be an open book exam 2 hours and worth 30% of overall A level. It will include questions on pre-1900 poetry and post 1900 poetry.

Component 2 will be a closed book exam 2 hours and worth 30% of overall A level. It will include two questions on Shakespeare, an essay and an extract and an essay question comparing a modern and a classical play.

Component 3 will be analysis of unseen prose and poetry and is worth 20% of the overall A level. Component 4 will be a coursework assignment worth 20% of overall A level. It will be on two prose texts, one pre and one post 2000.

Why study English Literature?
English Literature is for you if you enjoy reading a variety of books, being involved in exploring and analysing texts and if you are prepared to question and debate ideas about literature, society and culture. It is a subject which will sharpen your analytical skills and one which is highly valued by universities and employers for the transferable skills it encourages and develops. It is also a vital course for you if you wish to teach English at high school level or above. You will be taught by an enthusiastic and experienced team which includes current A-Level examiners and moderators and you will experience a variety of teaching methods including pair and group work, student presentations and independent research. You will be tutored in examination techniques, given timed exam practice and one-to-one sessions to help you with coursework assignments. You will also have access to a wide range of learning resources and, of course, the opportunity to use the internet and the college's own

To be considered for entry onto our A Level courses you should have:
Three Grade 5s (Bs) plus two Grade 4s (Cs) including Grade 4s in English Language and Maths plus a high average GCSE point score and any individual subject requirements.

English Literature or Language GCSE garde 5/B

An A-Level in English Literature is valued by both Higher Education establishments and employers, since it is evidence of both a high level of literacy and the ability to think analytically.

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
End Date: 28th June 2019
Duration: 2 Years
Location: Crewe Campus
Course Description: A-Level English Literature

 

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