WJEC AS Level English Literature Level 3
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In a nutshell
A Level English Literature is a demanding but enjoyable subject which allows plenty of scope for discussion and the development of your own ideas.
This course is for you if...
... You enjoy reading books
... You like to analyse and discuss literature
... You work well with written essays and assignments
What will I be doing?
You’ll study two units at AS and three units at A Level. Throughout the course, you’ll be encouraged to read widely and independently whilst being taught how to analyse, evaluate and compare a range of literary texts from different cultural contexts.
At AS Level, you’ll study Carol Ann Duffy's Mean Time and Philip Larkin’s The Whitsun Weddings (poetry), Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre (prose) and Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire (drama). At A Level, you’ll study John Donne’s Selected Poems (poetry), Shakespeare’s King Lear (drama) and produce a coursework folder of 2500-3500 words, based on the study of two prose texts.
You’ll be assessed by regular homework, class work test marks and mock examination grades, which will enable you to measure your progress. At AS Level, you’ll be formally assessed by two summer examinations and, at A Level, by coursework and two summer examinations. Upon completion, you’ll achieve:
- AS Level English Literature
- A Level English Literature
- Skills Activities
- English and Maths
What is expected of me?
To enrol on this course you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, to include Maths/Maths Numeracy and Grade B in English Language or Literature.
Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.
What comes next?
English Literature is a highly respected qualification, which can be a starting point for many careers. It’s particularly useful for anyone who intends to go into Teaching, Law, Journalism, Management of all kinds and Social Science.
All costs are under review and subject to change.
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