ENGLISH LITERATURE A LEVEL COURSE
A Level Courses
Approximate Study Time
700 Hours (Self Study)
You can spread the payments for this course
over 4 monthly payments.
Initial payment of £155.00
Followed by 3 monthly
payments of £65.00
Approximate Delivery Time
7 Working Days (Courier Service)
Taking the English literature A Level Course is an excellent way to introduce yourself to a wide range of works of drama, poetry and prose. On this AQA syllabus, there are two written papers and two pieces of coursework and the course prepares you thoroughly for all of them.
Each full A Level Course consists of an AS and A2 Syllabus. The home study course is split into four modules, reflecting the new four module examination structure of A levels.
The AS and A2 courses can be sat in their own right as an individual course, but you are required to have completed the AS level syllabus before starting on an A2 syllabus.
Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self- assessment questions. There are sixteen Tutor-Marked Assignments (known as TMAs).
This home study course prepares candidates for the AQA English Literature AS level syllabus 1740 for examinations in June 2012 and later years. Most candidates will then study the AQA English Literature A2 level syllabus 2740 to complete the A Level.
This specification is designed to:
Deliver as much choice as possible for teachers and candidates
Develop interest in and enjoyment of English Literature, through reading widely and through experience of an extensive range of views about texts
Encourage candidates to develop as informed, independent readers and critics of literary texts
Develop personal responses to literary texts
Offer the support of a consortium leader.
This specification allows centres to construct a coherent course of study in one of three areas. Candidates study three texts (one of each genre) in detail, plus three texts for wider reading and contextual support.
• Exam (LTA1, Texts in Context - Victorian Literature) is 2 Hours and 30% of the total A Level marks. Students will need to cover an Introduction to Victorian Literature and Tennyson: Selected Poetry.
• Coursework: Representation and Language is 20% of the total A Level marks. Students write a response to the set prose text (Jane Eyre) and a response to the drama text (Arcadia). Full details are provided within the course.
The requirements for all A2 specifications in Literature are that candidates will study six texts covering all three genres of prose, poetry and drama.
• Exam (LITA3 – Reading for Meaning) is 2 ½ Hours and 30% of the total A Level marks. This unit has the theme of "Love through the Ages". Students need to do further reading around the subject and tutors can guide students to what they think is appropriate reading for their interests.
• Coursework – Extended Essay & Shakespeare Study is 20% of the total A Level marks. The coursework requires three texts with a shared theme which for the purpose of the course have selected as Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D’Urbervilles; John Fowles: The French Lieutenant’s Woman; and William Shakespeare: Othello.
There are 2 pieces of coursework for the full A Level. Full guidance on completing the coursework is given within the course materials.
We will admit Candidates for A Level Courses who have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C and above. These would ideally include English and Maths.
Selected Poetry (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
Three Victorian Poets (Jane Ogborn)
Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
Arcadia (Tom Stoppard)
Tess of the D'Urbervilles – (Thomas Hardy)
The French Lieutenant's Woman – (John Fowles)
Othello – (William Shakespeare).
Additional texts will also be required for Unit 3 based around the subject "Love through the Ages". Further guidance is given in the course.
Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they need to keep in regular contact. The essential relationship between student and tutor begins with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. All tutors are fully qualified teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. So when you enrol on a course you can be assured of the assistance of a professionally qualified subject specific tutor.
There is no limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked assignments (TMA’s) in every course. These help the student to consolidate their learning and prepare for examinations. All tutors have a local rate telephone number such as a 0845 number. This means that when you phone your tutor it will only cost you the price of a local call. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.
There are approximately 300 testing centres in the UK, so finding one close by should not be very difficult. In December/January we contact you to start arranging your examination dates.
Registered students can also access a list of exam centre's for their postcode area which have been used in the past 12 months by previous students.
We always try to give whatever help we can with examination information, but the entering of Candidates for examinations and any dealings with the examination centre’s are entirely the responsibility of the student.
Nearest Examination Dates:
Please review the A Level Overview page
for detailed information on possible examination dates and procedures.
A Level Examination Fees:
On average A Level examination fees are approximately £20.00 per exam, plus an administration fee which is at the discretion of the examination centre.
Studying from Abroad:
It is possible to study A Level Courses from anywhere in the world. However some home study courses are easier to study from abroad than others and some restrictions to the type of tuition available apply. If you wish to study an A Level then you will need to sit the examinations in the UK. Please remember that most A Level’s have several examinations which may well be spread over several weeks.
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