A-Level English Literature (AQA)apply now Options
|Course Title||A-Level English Literature (AQA)|
|Start Date||4th September 2017|
|Fees||Fee details on enquiry. All learners are fee-assessed at enrolment|
A levels are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. You can choose to study three A levels over two years or a combination of A Levels and vocational A Level equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Certificates (equivalent to an AS)/ Extended Certificates (equivalent to a whole A Level). You may also wish to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) during your second year. When choosing A levels subjects it is important to consider what you are likely to enjoy and be good at. If you enjoy a subject or have an ability in it already, you are more likely to do well. Also if you have a particular career, job, or further study in mind, you may need to choose specific subjects in order to meet entry requirements.
Offering clear progression from GCSE, A Level English Literature allows you to build on the skills and knowledge already gained and prepare for your next steps. In the exams there are a variety of assessment styles used, such as passage-based questions, unseen material, single-text questions, and multiple-text questions, open- and closed-book approaches allowing you to develop a wide range of skills, such as the ability to read critically, analyse, evaluate and undertake independent research which are valuable for both further study and future employment. Topics you will cover include: Love through the Ages; Texts in Shared Contexts (Prose, Poetry & Drama); Modern Times: Literature from 1945 to the present day; Texts across Time which makes up the coursework component counting for 20% of A Level grade.
During the 1st year there will be 5 formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to progress into the 2nd year. There is an examined coursework element that you will complete by February of the 2nd year. At the end of the 2nd year there are two public examinations.
General A-Level entry requirements: Three GCSEs at grade B (or grade 5 in new GCSEs) or above plus two further GCSEs at grade C (or grade 4 in new GCSEs) or above including English Language and Maths (not including languages). Additional entry requirements: Grade B (grade 6 in new GCSEs) or above in GCSE English Language. You will also need a good reference.
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