Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September | Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Please note all of our A Level subjects must be studied as part of a full time A Level programme. You will choose 3 A level subjects to study over two years.
What is this course about?
You will develop your GCSE skills to a much higher level and become an expert in the study of English Literature. Your powers of literary analysis will be tested and developed! You need to be an avid reader to succeed on this course, and to read outside the classroom as well as studying the set texts.
The minimum number of set texts is eight, and will include a Shakespeare play as well as other pre-1900 texts and a post 2000 text. There is of course no limit to the number of texts you may read independently! You will develop the ability to make connections between texts and apply your knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation to a much deeper level than at GCSE.
You will explore relationships between texts in a way which illuminates the significance of cultural and contextual influences on writers and on readers. In your second year you will undertake an independent task (the coursework unit) which will be worth 20% of your grade and may include a creative element. Other elements will be assessed through examinations at the end of the two year course. You will make links between the various elements of the course during the two years and demonstrate your knowledge and skills throughout.
Why choose this course?
You will be taught by excellent, well qualified teachers who put students at the heart of the curriculum.
You will find that your teachers are enthusiastic, approachable and encouraging. Taking English Literature at A Level is a fantastic way to explore a wide range of different texts, and it is essential to take English Literature if you wish to study English Literature at a prestigious University.
A minimum of 3 x 5’s and 2 x 4’s at GCSE including a Grade 5 in English Language, a Grade 5 in Maths and a Grade 5 in another written subject.
What will this course lead on to?
Studying A Level English Literature will open a wide range of career opportunities to you. Many employers look for potential employees with an A Level in English, as it shows that you have good communication skills.
At degree level, you can choose to study English Literature or a whole range of courses which combine English Literature with other subjects. Our students progress to a wide variety of careers, including journalism, teaching and the law.
Cronton is characteristically a very friendly campus, and you will find that all the staff are always approachable, enthusiastic and have one aim in mind – to help you as an individual achieve to your full potential.
What will I learn on this course?
On the Literature course you will learn to read texts in a variety of ways and respond critically and creatively. You will study two drama texts- “Othello,” and “Dr Faustus” alongside developing.
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes