A-Level English Language & Literature (AQA) - Westminster Kingsway College

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A-Level English Language & Literature (AQA)

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Course Title A-Level English Language & Literature (AQA)
Start Date 4th September 2017
Location Kings Cross
Duration 2 years
Attendance 3 sessions per week
Fees Fee details on enquiry. All learners are fee-assessed at enrolment
All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

Course Content

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Short Description
New specification for September
 
What will I study?
 The A-Level consists of three components:
• Component 1: Telling stories written exam
• Component 2: Exploring conflict written exam
• Component 3: Making connections non-exam assessment
Units include:
• Key aspects of both established and new literacy texts
• Points of view and genre in prose fiction
• Voice and identity in poetry; interaction and
conflict in drama
• The study of representation of place in an anthology of non-literacy texts, including spoken language, media texts and new technologies
• Contemporary approaches to the study of a range of literary and non-literary discourses and texts
The texts offered for study range from the 16th century to the present day. Due to the wide range of texts studied and the in-depth focus on skills development, this A-Level provides a good base if you are intending to study subjects at university such as Journalism, Law, Media and/or Film.
 
In the first year, you will study a selection of texts on the subject of Paris, France. You will also study one of the following novels: Frankenstein, Dracula, The Handmaid's Tale or The Lovely Bones. This will be under the general heading of ‘Imagined Worlds'. You will also study a number of poems by the following authors: John Donne, Robert Browning, Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy. There is no coursework in the first year; instead there will be two examinations at the end of the first year.
 
In the second year, you will study Drama choosing from one of the following plays: Othello, All My Sons, A Streetcar Named Desire or The Herd. You will complete a project on a language subject of your choice, worth 20% of your final mark. There will also be a re-creative writing element based on one of the following books: The Great Gatsby, The Kite Runner, Into The Wild or the Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. There are two exams at the end of the second year.
Access Method
1st year - There will be two examinations at the end of the first year (1½ hours each exam). There is no coursework in the first year.
2nd year - There are two exams at the end of the second year (one exam of 3 hours and one exam of 2½ hours).
Progression
All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

Entry Requirements

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Entry Requirement
General A-Level entry requirements - Three GCSEs at grade B or above plus two further GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent). At least four GCSEs must have been assessed through examination, including English Language and Maths.
 
What are the additional entry requirements for this course?
Grade B or above in GCSE English Language for entry to the AS Level in year one and a D at AS for entry to year two. You will also need a good reference.
All fees will be confirmed when you enrol onto your course. All students are fee assessed at enrolment

How to Apply

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