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Wednesday18:00 – 21:00
07 Sep 2022 (1 Year)
Course code ALELIE1LC

English Literature, A Level

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

ou can also study this A Level as an adult aged over 19 years old. It is suitable for people who love to read and have a creative mind. The English Literature A Level is ideal for learners who want to develop their critical and analytical skills and you will be encouraged to engage with a wide range of prose, plays and poetry. You will study works of literature from around the world and discuss the cultural aspects and communication styles of work from different eras and genres.

You will develop writing and research skills and be given the opportunity to share your passion for reading, and insight into literature, with your fellow students. The dual aim of the course is to stimulate a personal, imaginative response to literary texts and to develop the techniques of critical appreciation. Works are studied from the three genres of drama, poetry, and prose.

English Literature teaches the communication, writing and creative skills that are necessary for a wide range of professions and university degrees. You will benefit from the skills you acquire on this course throughout your chosen career.

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.

Works covered:

*Othello by Shakespeare

  • Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • The Less Deceived by Philip Larkin
  • Anthology of Poetry
  • Independently chosen novels

Assessment method

This course is examined through a combination of exams (80%) and coursework (20%).

Progression opportunities

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

Additional support

Preparing learners for the future is an integral part of everything we do at Weston College. Whether you want to bolster your employment prospects, upskill or change careers, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path.

As an adult learner at Weston College, you will have access to our specialist, highly qualified careers advisors who are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about careers and course choices. Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options, we’ll be there to help you through the process.

You can also use our free-to-access Career Coach programme to provide yourself with a detailed careers assessment, which you can then talk through with one of our advisors, as well as the assessment directing you to certain courses that will help you on your career journey. As a Microsoft College all students and apprentices are given FREE access to LinkedIn Learning – an online educational platform that helps individuals discover and develop business, technology-related, and creatives skills through expert-led course videos.


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

iAn interview is required for this course.

Financial Information

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