English Language & Literature - A Level (AQA)apply now Options
|Course Title||English Language & Literature - A Level (AQA)|
|Start Date||9th September 2019|
|Fees||Fee details on enquiry. All learners are fee-assessed at enrolment|
About the Course
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.
What you will 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. 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. 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. You will also 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.
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 (one exam of 3 hours and one exam of 2.5 hours).
Progress to a wide range of degree and other higher education courses, apprenticeships or employment. 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 History, Journalism, Marketing, Law, Sociology, Politics, Media and/or Film.
General A-Level entry requirements: Three GCSEs at grade 5 or above plus two further GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and a written subject (not including Languages). Additional entry requirements: Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Language. You will also need a good reference.
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