Level 3

04 Sep 2024
2 Years
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English Literature, A Level

The English Literature A Level covers the study of a variety of prose including novels, poetry and plays. You will analyse a wide range of literary texts from different time periods and cultures, gaining an understanding of the types of language used in different contexts.

It is widely recognised by universities and employers that studying English provides the most transferable skills, including critical analysis, creative thinking, persuasive communication, and empathy. The skills you’ll develop can lead to a fulfilling career in fields such as writing, publishing, journalism, or education – but it’s also a perfect choice if you haven’t decided on your dream career yet as English graduates to secure the widest range of careers.

Our Sixth Form at Loxton Campus is a purpose-built facility, designed to simulate a university environment, preparing you for future higher education studies. Our experienced teachers are passionate about English literature and will guide you through the course, encourage critical thinking, and provide personalised feedback to help you refine your skills and deepen your understanding of the texts studied.

At Weston College, we prioritise your future career success and when you study here you will automatically join our Career Excellence Hub and benefit from a range of additional opportunities designed to enhance your career prospects. We have established strong partnerships with respected employers, enabling you to gain valuable work experience in June of year one and February of year two. We'll support you in finding suitable placements or provide a week of experiences within the College that align with your career aims.

In the first year of your course, you'll have the opportunity to follow a pathway that aligns with your career aspirations. Choose from options such as creative writing, media, and debating, which will provide you with additional skills and experiences to enhance your career prospects. Our dedicated Tutor Learning Mentors will provide guidance and support to help you excel in your studies. They will assist you in developing effective study strategies and preparing for assessments and examinations. Additionally, we offer dedicated assistance and guidance for interviews, whether you're applying to university or seeking job opportunities.

WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE

You will explore a wide range of prose, drama, and poetry - from Shakespeare to contemporary literature – alongside literary theory. In the first year, you will focus on tragedies, while the second year will allow you to explore your own independent research as well as focus on a further genre, such as gothic writing.

Group discussion forms a large part of this programme – we expect you to read widely and independently and be prepared to discuss your reading with others. You will have plenty of scope for your own creative work too.

This programme is part of a Sixth Form offer, learners typically choose three or four A Level subjects to study over a two-year period. Which A Levels you study can affect your choices at university and your future career. Take a look here at our other A Level programmes.

ASSESSMENT METHOD

Exams (80%) and coursework (20%) in your second year.

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

This programme can help you secure a place on a wide range of university courses, which can open doors to many career paths including creative writing, journalism, marketing, politics, and history.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths.

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