English Language Literature 2015
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A-Level English Language & Literature

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English Language and Literature combines both the literary and linguistic sides of English. English is considered a core skill by both universities and employers. This A-Level shows analysis, creative thinking, in-depth research techniques, and reading comprehension.

The first time the full A Level exams can be taken is June 2017, the AS exams can be taken from June 2016. 

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Course Description

A Level English Language & Literature

Course code: NALV05

Delivery method: Online and Paper Based

Course duration: 24 Months

Entry requirements: English GCSE or equivalent

Award achieved: Pearson Edexcel A-Level English Language & Literature

Awarding body: Pearson Edexcel

The first time the full A Level exams can be taken is June 2017, the AS exams can be taken from June 2016. 

English Language and Literature combines both the literary and linguistic sides of English. English is considered a core skill by both universities and employers. This A-Level shows analysis, creative thinking, in-depth research techniques, and reading comprehension.

English language & literature course overview

During this A-Level English Language and Literature course you will explore voices in speech, varieties in language and literature while studying classics authors like Arthur Miller, Emily Bronte and Oscar Wilde.

Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by Pearson Edexcel) you will have achieved an internationally recognised Pearson Edexcel A-Level English Language and Literature.

Skills gained

  • Developing an enthusiasm for English language and literature
  • Use the concepts learned in a variety of contexts
  • Develop a critical and enquiring approach to the study of English language and literature
  • Engage creatively with a wide range of texts
  • Develop skills ad a producer and interpreter of language
  • Develop the ability to study independently and over a sustained time period

Course outline

You must sit two examinations and submit a piece of coursework

Paper 1: Voices in speech and writing

This paper consists of two section. It’s open book so you can take a clean copy of the prescribed text into the exam

Section A: Voices in the 20th-21st Century Text

One essay question on an unseen extract selected from 20th and 21st century sources one text from the anthology

Section B: Drama Texts

One extract based essay on the chosen drama text;

Exam length: 2 hours, 40% of A-Level, 8 questions (You answer 2) 50 marks, 25 for each section

Paper 2: Varieties in Language and Literature

This paper consists of two section. It’s open book so you can take a clean copy of the prescribed text into the exam

Section A: Unseen Prose Non-Fiction Texts

One essay question on an unseen extract of non-fiction prose from a choice of four. The unseen extract is linked to the study theme.

Section B: Drama Texts

One comparative essay question from a choice of four on one prise fiction anchor text and the other from a theme

Exam length: 2 hours, 40% of A-Level, 8 questions (You answer 2) 50 marks, 25 for each section

Paper 3: Coursework Investigating and Creating Texts

The coursework component consists of two assignments

Assignment 1: Two pieces of original writing, one piece of fiction writing and one piece of creative non-fiction wiring

Assignment 2: One analytical commentary reflecting on your studies texts and the two original writing pieces you have produced

20% of the A-Level (60 Marks, 36 for Assignment 1 and 24 for Assignment 2)

Course content

Unit 1: Voices in Speech and Writing

Voices in Speech and Writing: An Anthology

Arthur Miller, All My Sons

Unit 2: Varieties in Language and Literature

Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber

Unit 3: Coursework

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Wendy Jones, Grayson Perry: A portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl

Assessment

The Pearson Edexcel A-Level English Language and Literature qualification is gained once both exam papers are successfully completed along with coursework. These exams are administered by the Pearson Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.

In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

Method of study

Online and Paper Based

The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).

You can also choose to have a paper version of the course sent to you.

The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.

The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.

Tutor support

Our A-Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it.

You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

Additional Information

Course type

Online

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