English Literature - A Level Intensive

Start Date: 5 September 2022
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time
Location: King's Cross Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers (16-18), Adult Learners (19+)

About The Course

English Literature allows you to study works of literature in greater depth than before, such as novels, plays, and poetry. You will think critically and analytically about the texts you are studying, thinking about the meaning and influence of them. The A Level covers three areas - telling stories, exploring conflict and making connections - covered across a mixture of coursework assignments and exams.

What Will I Study?

he texts offered for study range from the 16th century to the present day, covering a wide area of subjects. Topics covered can include:

  • Texts on Paris, France
  • Novels, such as Frankenstein, Dracula, The Handmaid's Tale or The Lovely Bones
  • Poets, such as John Donne, Robert Browning, Seamus Heaney and Carol Ann Duffy
  • Drama, such as Othello, All My Sons, A Streetcar Named Desire or The Herd
  • Creative writing, such as The Great Gatsby, The Kite Runner, Into The Wild or The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher

What Will I Need?

For applicants aged under 18, the standard A Level programme will normally be recommended, however, applicants aged 18 and over will be considered for the A Level Intensive if they already have a proven record of achievement at advanced level. 

To study this A Level Intensive, you will need:

  • Three GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English Language, plus two further GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths
  • A reference from your previous school/college

​All applicants must take an entry test and have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them

How Will I Be Assessed?

During the year there will be formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to be entered into the final exams. There is an examined coursework element that you will complete by March and two public written examinations.

What Will It Cost?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

Adults

If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

What Can I Do After?

A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.

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