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Start date: 01/09/2018 - SGS Filton
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Qualifications: A'Level
Code: 77873
Cost: N/A

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Course Detail

A Level English Literature

Full time course


The course is designed to cover a range of key texts, exploring Shakespeare, Scott-Fitzgerald, Forster, Alice Walker and Carol Ann Duffy: the aim being for you to discover a wide range of diverse writing whilst enabling you to hone your skills with regards to essay writing and research. You will learn through class discussion, which will involve reading ahead and presenting your ideas. You will need to have a genuine interest in literature.

What will I study?

  • The Great Gatsby
  • A Room with a View
  • Pre-1900 poetry
  • Unseen prose
  • The Color Purple
  • Feminine Gospels
  • All My Sons

What do I need to join?

To join the full time A Level Programme you need at least 5 full GCSEs grades 9–5 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths.
We look for self-disciplined, self-motivated students who can produce a substantial pieces of homework. You have to be someone who reads extensively.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I learn?

You will learn through a disciplined procedure of class discussion, weekly homework essays and an expectation of your ability to read ahead and present your ideas. You will be expected to work in groups, speak to the class and have a genuine interest in literature.

How will I know how I am doing?

You will hand in homework each week and recieve feedback on how to improve and achieve your full potential.

Are there any extra costs?

You may be expected to purchase the key texts.

What can I do next?

You could continue to study to degree level in areas such as journalism, advertising, multimedia design, teaching, writing, PR, and marketing. Past learners have gone on to study English Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism and Media Studies at university.


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Dates & Costs

A Level English Literature

Start date: 01/09/2018
End date: 31/07/2020
Duration: 2 years
Course length: 2 years
Time(s): tbc
Qualifications: A'Level
Code: 77873
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Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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