Course Details

A Level English Literature covers a range of set texts from different genres and time periods. You will study texts varying from Shakespeare's Othello to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. You are required to read texts in a variety of ways and respond critically and creatively, explore connections between texts, establishing links and relationships, use literary terminology and draw on your understanding of different interpretations. Aspects of journalism, writing, rhetorical questions, communication and more specific concept ideas will also be studied.

Entry Requirements

You need to have achieved 5 GCSEs grade 9/A*-4/C including GCSE English Literature, English Language and Maths. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project, prior to enrolment, to prepare you for A Level English Literature.

Career options

Careers in Writing, Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, Publishing, Editing, Teaching, Public Relations, Marketing, Archiving ..... there are endless possibilities as the skills required on the course translate into lots of different occupations.

A Level English Literature

Five highlights

  • 1 Interactive lessons involving group and pair activities.
  • 2 Engage in a variety of stimulus activities.
  • 3 Students can creatively engage with texts.
  • 4 Actively discuss set texts.
  • 5 Enhance university entry as Literature is a core subject.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • Edexcel A level in English Literature

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Course code Location Course length Start date
LAN212CD1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will study a range of set texts as outlined in the description of the course.

How will I be taught?

You have 4.5 hours in class a week split between 2 lessons. Emphasis is placed on discussion and activities to do with set texts though occasional lecture-style delivery features in lessons. Discussion is divided into whole class discussion and pair/ small groups. A Level English Literature uses a system of Flipped Learning where you will learn some basic facts before the lesson and then your teacher will develop this knowledge through individual and group activities.

How will I be assessed?

The course is now a 2 year linear course with 3 exams at the end of your 2 years, ranging from poetry to Drama. 20% of your grade is coursework. All year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway, which may include external exams, that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

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