The study of A-level English Literature allows us to explore some of life’s most complex topics: love, loss, loneliness, fear and happiness. In short, through the power of the written word, you’ll take a deep dive into the strengths and frailties of human emotion.
From Shakespeare to Wyatt, to Tennessee Williams and Margaret Atwood, you’ll critically examine a range of texts which sum up ‘Love Through the Ages’. You’ll become confident placing poems and novels into context, identifying historicist links and comparing and contrasting characters, themes and narrative voices.
What you will learn
Unit 1 - Drama
Taming of the Shrew
The Importance of Being Earnest
Unit 2 - Prose
Pre-1900: Dracula, Bram Stoker. The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde.
Post-1900: Beloved, Toni Morrison. The Little Stranger, Sarah Waters.
Unit 3 - Poetry
The Canterbury Tales – The Wife of Bath
Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and workplaces in the UK and abroad. Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body covering A-Level Courses and GCSE Courses.
Recognised through UCAS
This course carries UCAS points. This means that it can be used to gain direct access to University courses and other Higher Education, through the UCAS system.
Upon successful completion of this home learning A-level English Literature course, you will receive an A-level in English Literature, issued by Edexcel. This syllabus (9ET0) has been chosen specifically because it is best suited to distance learning. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.
How is this course assessed or examined?
You can enrol now for A-level English Literature Edexcel examinations for Summer 2024.
You will be required to complete the three assessments for A-level English Literature:
Component 1: Drama. 30% of A-level
Component 2: Prose. 20% of A-level.
Component 3: Poetry. 30% of A-level
Non-Exam Assessment (NEA):
Coursework Task: 20% of A-level.
It is strongly recommended that you have studied English Literature to GCSE or equivalent level before starting this course. The syllabus is a difficulty Level Three, equivalent to an A-level or BTEC, and is usually suitable for most learners of all ages
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