English Literature (A-level)
English is a wonderful and important qualification that is both exciting and important, providing you with opportunities to develop your skills and abilities, as well as pathways to further education, employment, and further training.
Course Information for Students
Who is this course for?
English is an exciting and important qualification which will enable you to develop your skills and abilities, providing you with progression routes to higher education, employment or further training.
This course will enable you to analyse, interpret, compare and understand a wide range of English texts from a number of historical periods.
You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.
In addition, you should have GCSE English Literature at grade 5 [C/B] or above.
You will be expected to demonstrate a keen interest in literature and wider reading.
A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.
It is assumed that students enrol on a two-year A-level programme of study consisting of three or more subjects. However, students will be expected to demonstrate a committed attitude to learning and make positive progress in their first year of study.
What will you learn?
You will study texts based on both tragic and political perspectives of drama, prose and poetry. You will also be required to study a Shakespeare text in depth in preparation for the examination.
How will you learn?
This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.
What will you need to bring with you?
How will you be assessed?
Your final grade will be based on 80% examination and 20% coursework. The coursework is completed during the second year of study.
This course will help with entry to higher education or employment. Career prospects include roles in primary, secondary and further education teaching, education advice and guidance, advertising, media, recruitment consultancy, publishing, human resources, journalism, secretarial work and special needs support assistance.
Who do you contact for more information?
For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or email@example.com
Course Information for Employers
Information for Employers
This course could lead to one of these careers...
Teaching and Other Educational Professionals n.e.c.
Journalists, Newspaper and Periodical Editors
Higher Education Teaching Professionals
Authors, Writers and Translators
DCG Success Stories
Confidence gained in English lectures helps A level student Hannah secure policing role
There aren’t many PCSO places so it’s extremely competitive and it was a tough recruitment process. My English lecturers were incredibly supportive in helping me prepare my application, even though we’ve not been at College for months because of lockdown. Going to JWC has definitely been confidence-building and a good grounding for my police career. My English teachers taught me how to speak up for myself and not be afraid to give my opinion.
Use our online application form to apply for this course.
Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:50 pm