English Language & Literature
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm, timetable to be confirmed at interview or induction.
The focus is on detailed reading of poetry, prose and drama from different periods. You will learn the skills of analysis and of responding to texts by means of discussion together with coherent and lucid writing. There are opportunities for creative writing and you will also study the language of speech.
All AS and A2 subjects are studied as a part of a full time programme comprising 3/4 AS subjects and is aimed at 16 - 18 year olds.
You will study 2 units for AS English
Unit 1 Critical Reading - There are 2 sections.
Section A is concerned with the analysis of pre-1900 poetry .
Section B - students will study in detail 2 texts - a core text and a partner text, both texts being related in terms of content, theme or style. You will be required to compare the texts.
Unit 2 Creative Writing
Students will produce 2 creative writing tasks and a commentary on their own writing. One of the pieces of writing will be literary (for example, a story or section of drama). (1000 words) The other will be non-literary (for example - a letter, argument etc.) (1000 words). Both texts will be compared in a commentary (1000 words).
To study four subjects to GCE AS Level you will normally require 6 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language and Maths.
You will study 2 units for A2 English
Unit 3: Analysing and Producing Performance Texts (assessed by coursework)
Dramatic Texts in Context - two text studied, one piece of extended writing.
Comparative Textual Analysis and Review
Comparative Analysis of texts
Reviewing Approaches - 1 text (currently Dickens' Hard Times)
This unit is assessed by examination (2.5 hours)
After successful completion of this course you can progress into Higher Education, teaching or advanced entry into professional employment.
There are normally no charges to UK and EU students for a full-time course. Exam fee - Normally no charge unless the subject is a re-take.
£5900 per year to include books, examination fees and registration fees. There may be additional costs for educational visits, uniforms, materials etc. and this cost will be advised on application.
You will not be in College every day from 9am to 5pm, students on an AS/A level course will have free time and you do not need to be on the premises unless you have a timetabled session or tutorial.
The lessons are 1 hour 30 minutes which is the standard slot with longer variations for more practical subjects such as Photography.
You will have a personal tutor who will be responsible for reviewing your general progress and helping you with your problems, no matter how small. You will see them on a regular basis.
This subject would normally be studied with two or three other AS/A levels as a full time course.