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English Literature, A Level

Explore a wide range of prose, drama and poetry - from Shakespeare to contemporary literature - alongside literary theory

Why would you do this course as an adult?

To gain skills in the analysis and discussion of a range of literary texts, to develop critical thinking skills, to share your passion and insight into literature with others. You will develop your essay writing and research skills and have the opportunity to showcase your independent reading.

What will I do on this course?

In this course you will cover: poetry, prose and drama. You will look at Othello by Shakespeare and Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (a contemporary of Shakespeare) and think about the different readings of these plays through the centuries. The next unit will be reading two Gothic novels: The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and Beloved by Toni Morrison, working towards comparing these two texts and how they use the gothic model to interrogate societal inequality and injustice. In the poetry unit you will look at an anthology of poetry written in the last decade, covering a range of different forms and themes, and then we will look at Philp Larkin's collection The Less Deceived- one of the most famous collections of post war poetry. Finally you will produce a piece of coursework which will be a comparison of two novels you have independently chosen (with the tutor's support).

How will I be supported?

There will be three hours of teaching each week as well as weekly small group and one to one tutorials. In addition, you should be prepared to do at least three hours of reading and research outside of class each week. Delivery of the lessons will be online, with resources and extra reading posted to the shared Teams (a free download) or online classroom.

How will I be assessed?

Exams (80%) and coursework (20%).

What could I do after this course?

This course can help you get on to a wide range of university courses, including English literature, creative writing, journalism, politics and history.

Fees

Did you know, if you are between 19 and 23, your tuition and exam fees could be free, depending on your previous qualifications and financial circumstances?

If you are over the age of 19 but don't qualify for free tuition, you can apply for the Advanced Learner Loan to cover the main course fees. They are not credit based or means tested - so they will not affect your credit rating. You won't have to pay back a penny until you are earning more than £27, 295 (before tax and other deductions). Contact us today to find out more about Advance Learner Loans or adult bursaries.


Entry Requirements

5 GCSES or O levels at 4 to 9 or A-C including English Language or Literature. We will consider individuals without these requirements if they have specific work-related experience. All applicants will need to complete a literacy entrance test.

Course Level

Level 3

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