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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
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:
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.
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.
A Level English Literature WJEC Specification
City 6 Entry Requirements for 16-18s:
• The most important entry requirement is that you are committed and determined to do well
• You must achieve a minimum of 2 Grade B's and 3 Grade C's (including English) or equivalent (this equivalency will be discussed at our information evening and then in further detail at interview)
• Students taking the Sciences must also obtain at least a grade B in Maths.
• Students applying to study Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Spanish, Maths at A-level must obtain a grade B in the subject at GCSE.
• All places are conditional on results, subject to interview in June/July and a suitable reference from your school.
Applicants who are 19 or over will only be accepted onto evening provision for these particular courses.
This course runs in the day for 4.5 hours per week or in the evening for 3 hours per week. AS and A2 each take 1 year.
"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."
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.
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