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A Level English

Literature

English Literature is one of the most vibrant and popular subjects to study at A level. It is highly valued by both Universities and employers as a traditional academic subject of high status. It combines easily with every subject in both Arts and Science areas and develops skills in:

• Logical argument • Critical thinking • Research and analysis • Group work and debate • Writing • Presentational skills • Empathy

The first year of your studies will include:

A variety of prose, poetry and drama texts for you to study.

• Pre 1900 prose – David Copperfield by Charles Dickens (Penguin Classics)

• Post 1900 prose – The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad (Penguin Classics)

• Poetry – Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy (Picador)

• Drama – A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (Penguin Modern Classics)

The second year is likely to include:

• Pre 1900 poetry – either Selected Poems by John Donne or Selected Poems by John Keats

• Post 1900 poetry – The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin & Mean Time by Carol Ann Duffy

• Drama – The Tempest by Shakespeare, Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde & Betrayal by Harold Pinter

• Coursework – Prose Study 2,500-3,000 words assignment based on two literary works of your choice

An A level in English Literature prepares you for a wide range of subjects at University which can lead to careers in:

Law, Business, Journalism, Teaching, Publishing, Script writing, Communications, Advertising.

Study Programmes

Study Programmes for students aged 16-18

At The City of Liverpool College you will receive a specialised study programme which will help you to achieve your ambitions beyond successfully completing your college course.

We have developed Study Programmes for all of our 16-18 year-old students to help further develop your skills and widen your college experience.

What you will get from your Study Programme:

  • A substantial qualification e.g. A level or vocational equivalent
  • Meaningful work experience
  • GCSE A*-C English and maths if you do not already have them
  • Practical activities that help your personal development including study skills, enrichment activities, employability training and classes in personal and social skills to get you ready for further education or employment.

English and Maths

English and Maths skills are vital for employment and to secure a place at university.

We have a team of tutors who will work with you to achieve these essential qualifications and enable you to apply these skills in your day to day activities and work.

Since September 2013 any young person who does not achieve their GCSE in English language and mathematics at grade C or above will have to continue their studies at college.

What the course leads to

An A level in English Literature prepares you for a wide range of subjects at University which can lead to careers in:

Law, Business, Journalism, Teaching, Publishing, Script writing, Communications, Advertising.

Qualification(s)

Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

"College is much more flexible which suited me well. It also had a wider range of courses available to study than my school sixth form."

Liam Roberts successfully achieved A*, A, A. Liam progressed onto the University of Greenwich.

Course Location

Clarence Street
L3 5TP

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Disclaimer

Disclaimer

The College has made every effort to ensure the accuracy of course details given on fact sheets, in the prospectus and on the web site. However, the College reserves the right to make changes to provision and to discontinue courses when necessary. Please note that the College cannot accept any liability for inaccuracies or omissions which arise due to such changes.

Course Bundle Lookup

Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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