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English Literature A Level

/ Edexcel A Level / UOL55

The English Literature A-Level looks at a variety of different types of literature such as poetry and drama. The course is ideal for learners who need a English Literature A level to gain entry to university.

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course duration: 200 hrs

study type: paper

Course Description

Do you need an A Level to get into University?

The English Literature A Level is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university.

This specification has been developed to encourage learners to:
- Read a greater range of suggested materials and texts for one’s own pleasure.
- Critically evaluate any works and develop theories related to these evaluations
- Develop ones knowledge of analysis and emulation
- Explore the themes investigated in the texts to look at different interpretations and opinions
- Undertake independent study to gain a greater appreciation of the different types of English Literature, from classical to contemporary.

Please Note:
This course covers the new 2015 specification. As a result of the updated specification the first opportunity you will have to complete the exam for this course will be June 2017.
For more information please don’t hesitate to contact one of our course advisors.

Modules

The Edexcel A Level English Literature specification is structured into three units, assessed across three examinations and one piece of coursework. This course has been designed to reflect this, and will take students through each topic, as listed below:

Component 1: Drama
Students will study the following texts:
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
William Shakespeare, Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology - Comedy (This Edexcel publication is only available from your exam centre and you should ask your exams officer to order one in for you when you register for your exams.)

Component 2: Prose
Students will study the following texts:
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Component 3: Poetry
Students will study the following texts (and they must study the stated editions):
T. S. Eliot, Selected Poems (Faber, 2009) ISBN 9780571247059 (This is the 80th Anniversary Edition in an attractive hardcover.)
William Sieghart, ed., Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011 (Faber and Faber, 2015) ISBN 978-0571325405

Coursework Component
Students will study the folowing texts:
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber

Previous Knowledge

No prior knowledge of the subject is required, however basic English reading and writing skills are recommended. It is also recommended that students should have acquired the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE English course or equivalent.

To take an A Level with us it is recommended that you should have a GCSE grade C or above in your chosen subject.

You may wish to study this course alongside our English or Mathematical Skills courses to ensure that you have the necessary skills in these areas when applying for further education or employment.

Don’t forget, if you bundle this course with another course you will receive an £80 discount from the total!

Assessment

In order to complete the A Level learners will be required to sit three examinations and submit one piece of coursework.

Paper 1 - Drama - Paper code: 9ET0/01
30% of A-Level - 60 marks - Written exam: 2 hours 15 Minutes

Paper 2 - Prose - Paper code: 9ET0/02
20% of A-Level - 40 marks - Written exam: 1 hour

Paper 3 - Poetry - Paper code: 9ET0/03
30% of A-Level - 60 marks - Written exam: 2 hours 15 Minutes

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

Awarding Organisation

This course is designed to meet the specification of the Pearson Edexcel A Level in English Literature. Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall. The course is provided by UKDLP.

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.

Support

- The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
- The course materials and support will be provided by UKDLP
- You will get full tutor support via email
- You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
- You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

 

course description

Course Description

Do you need an A Level to get into University?

The English Literature A Level is a perfect qualification for those wishing to acquire knowledge and understanding of the subject to enable them to study at a higher level at university.

This specification has been developed to encourage learners to:
- Read a greater range of suggested materials and texts for one’s own pleasure.
- Critically evaluate any works and develop theories related to these evaluations
- Develop ones knowledge of analysis and emulation
- Explore the themes investigated in the texts to look at different interpretations and opinions
- Undertake independent study to gain a greater appreciation of the different types of English Literature, from classical to contemporary.

Please Note:
This course covers the new 2015 specification. As a result of the updated specification the first opportunity you will have to complete the exam for this course will be June 2017.
For more information please don’t hesitate to contact one of our course advisors.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge

No prior knowledge of the subject is required, however basic English reading and writing skills are recommended. It is also recommended that students should have acquired the skills and knowledge associated with a GCSE English course or equivalent.

To take an A Level with us it is recommended that you should have a GCSE grade C or above in your chosen subject.

You may wish to study this course alongside our English or Mathematical Skills courses to ensure that you have the necessary skills in these areas when applying for further education or employment.

Don’t forget, if you bundle this course with another course you will receive an £80 discount from the total!

assessment

Assessment

In order to complete the A Level learners will be required to sit three examinations and submit one piece of coursework.

Paper 1 - Drama - Paper code: 9ET0/01
30% of A-Level - 60 marks - Written exam: 2 hours 15 Minutes

Paper 2 - Prose - Paper code: 9ET0/02
20% of A-Level - 40 marks - Written exam: 1 hour

Paper 3 - Poetry - Paper code: 9ET0/03
30% of A-Level - 60 marks - Written exam: 2 hours 15 Minutes

Please note: Students are fully responsible for the arrangement and funding of any examinations required.

support

Support

- The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
- The course materials and support will be provided by UKDLP
- You will get full tutor support via email
- You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
- You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
- Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
- You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.
- Our A Levels come with tutor support for 24 months.

You will have access to a tutor via our student portal who will mark your work and guide you through the course to help you be ready for your examinations. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.

 

modules

Modules

The Edexcel A Level English Literature specification is structured into three units, assessed across three examinations and one piece of coursework. This course has been designed to reflect this, and will take students through each topic, as listed below:

Component 1: Drama
Students will study the following texts:
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
William Shakespeare, Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology - Comedy (This Edexcel publication is only available from your exam centre and you should ask your exams officer to order one in for you when you register for your exams.)

Component 2: Prose
Students will study the following texts:
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale

Component 3: Poetry
Students will study the following texts (and they must study the stated editions):
T. S. Eliot, Selected Poems (Faber, 2009) ISBN 9780571247059 (This is the 80th Anniversary Edition in an attractive hardcover.)
William Sieghart, ed., Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011 (Faber and Faber, 2015) ISBN 978-0571325405

Coursework Component
Students will study the folowing texts:
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

This course is designed to meet the specification of the Pearson Edexcel A Level in English Literature. Edexcel is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company which has an educational heritage rooted in names like Longman, Heinemann and Prentice Hall. The course is provided by UKDLP.

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning in the UK and internationally.