Duration and Levels:
AS: One year - Day
AS & A2 Levels: Two years - AS in year 1, leading to A2 in Year 2.
NB: Daytime programmes of study are available on a full-time basis only.
What does the A/S Level include?
The course includes detailed study of two modern novels, a modern play, two poetry texts, and a literary critical text. There is a coursework option. The study methods used are lectures and discussions in both small and large groups. Many essays are set, both for homework and timed in class.
What does the A2 include?
There will be detailed study of a play by Shakespeare, another play, two poetry texts, and a novel.
What type of assessment is used?
Both AS and A2 consist of one two-hour paper and a coursework portfolio of 2000-3000 words. The AS papers are taken at the end of the first year and A2 exams are taken at the end of the second year.
What do I need to get onto the Course?
You will need a minimum of grade B in GCSE English Language
To study 3 AS levels, you need to have 4 other GCSEs grades A-C (obtained in one sitting).
To study 4 AS levels, you need to have 5 other GCSEs grade A-C (obtained in one sitting).
What else can I study?
There are many other AS Level subject which combine well with this subject, including other arts/humanities/social science subjects such as History, Sociology, Film Studies or Theatre Studies.