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A Level English Literature

UK Open College Ltd
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Length: 300 hours
Price: 359 GBP
Location: Distance

A Level English Literature

A Level English Literature - 300-hour distance learning course by UK Open College

A Level English LiteratureStudy for your A Levels next to the training specialists at UK Open College. This A Level English Literature course uses applications of theory, relevant information and examples to prepare you for the A Levels exams. Depending on the study pace you choose, fast or regular track, you'll get a tailored training package that meets your needs and fits perfectly around your schedule. Distance learning by UK Open College helps you take the next steps in your education or career in the most flexible and effective way.

This full A Level course can be completed from home at your own pace from anywhere in the world. Students can enrol anytime 365 days a year and once registered can be studying within days. No set term times and no enrolment dates. Fast track your economics A level course and complete within one year. Adapt your studies around work and family commitments to suit. This specification is designed to: Develop candidates' understanding of English Literature . Draw on their experiences at GCSE as well as offering a secure foundation for the study of English beyond A-level Develop interest in and enjoyment of independent reading Develop personal responses as critics of both literary and non-literary texts

Suitability - Who should attend?

Course pre-requisites: GCSE

To find out if this training programme is suitable for you, please enquire here.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Successful candidates who complete all programme requirements are awarded an A Level Certificate from AQA.

Training Course Content

This training course is designed to cover the following key topics:


The AQA A-Level English Literature B – Overview
The Assessment Objectives: What are the Examiners Looking For?
Study Skills for English Literature
Answering Questions in English Literature
Unit LITB1: Aspects of Narrative

Aspects of Narrative
Time and Sequence as an Aspect of Narrative
The Great Gatsby
Characterisation, voice and place in The Great Gatsby
Time and Scene
Point of View
Introduction to 'The Road'
Characterisation and voice
'The Coast'
Reading Poetry
'The Road Not Taken'
Imagery and its Use in 'After Apple Picking'
'Out, Out'
'The Draft Horse'
'The Axe-Helve'
'The Wood Pile'
'A Considerable Speck' and 'An Unstamped Letter'
W.H. Auden Selection, 'As I Walked Out One Evening'
Musee des Beaux Arts
September 1, 1939
O What Is That Sound?
Lighter Poems
Overview and exam preparation
Unit LITB2: Dramatic Genres - Comedy

Introduction to Dramatic Genres
Introduction to Comedy
The Importance of Being Earnest
Critical Approaches, Themes and Interpretations
Generating Coursework Ideas
Twelfth Night
Situation and Set-Up
The Comic Centre of the Play
Choosing Coursework Titles for Twelfth Night
Unit LITB3: Texts and Genres - Elements of the Gothic

Elements of the Gothic
Critical Responses and Approaches to the Gothic
Introduction to The White Devil
Form, Structure and Language
Themes and Allusions
Critical Receptions and Approaches
Frankenstein and The Gothic
Short stories
‘The Bloody Chamber’
‘The Courtship of Mr Lyon’ and ‘The Tiger’s Bride’
‘The Erl-King’
‘The Snow Child’
‘The Lady of the House of Love’
‘The Werewolf’ and ‘The Company of Wolves’
Making Connections Between Stories
Preparing For The Examination
Unit LITB4: Further and Independent Reading

Overview of Unit LITB4
Introducing the AQA Critical Anthology
Section A: Political Readings
Section B: The Meaning of Metaphor
Section C: Beauty and Value in Literature
Coursework Task on the Application of Critical Ideas
Comparative Essay: Choosing Texts
Making Connections Across Texts
Compare and Contrast: Your Comparative Essay Title


The cost of this training course is £359 per candidate. Flexible payment plans are available.

Provider: UK Open College Ltd

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