English Literature, A Level | Weston College

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September 2019
2 Years
Course code ALELID1LC

English Literature, A Level

What will I do on this A Level?

You will explore a wide range of prose, drama and poetry, from Shakespeare to contemporary literature, alongside exploring 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 study, such as crime writing.

Group discussions form a large part of this A Level – we will expect you to read widely and independently and be prepared to discuss your reading with others.

How will I be assessed?

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

What could I do after this A Level?

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


Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English and maths.

Course Level

Level 3

Category & Subject Area

A Levels Courses for 16 to 18-year-olds

Location

Loxton campus

iAn interview is required for this course.

Occupations related to English Literature, A Level

 

Author, writer or translator

Job holders in this unit group write, edit and evaluate literary material for publication excluding material for newspapers, magazines and other periodicals but including scripts and narrative for film, TV, radio and computer games and animations; and translate spoken and written statements into different languages.

Average annual earnings: £35,802
Employment in region: 540 positions

What Our Students Say

Naomi Race, A Level - Psychology, sociology and English


Naomi Race

“The college has opened up a load of new experiences and enabled me to try new things”

Former school: Broadoak

A Levels: Psychology, sociology and English

What next? Naomi achieved three As and will progress to study English and sociology at Leeds University.

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