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A-Level English Literature Course – Edexcel

This full new specification A-Level English Literature course can be completed from home at your own pace from anywhere in the world.

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

Qualification: A- English Literature
Accredited: Yes
QCF Recognised: Yes
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
Duration: Flexible - Approx 700 Hours - 2 years support
UCAS Points: Dependant on Grades

Students can enrol anytime 365 days a year and once registered can be studying within days.

There are no set term times and no enrolment dates.

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 4 components of study in total as listed below.
COMPONENT 1: DRAMA
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
William Shakespeare, Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology – Comedy (This Edexcel publication is only available from your exam centre and you should ask your exams officer to order one in for you when you register for your exams.)
COMPONENT 2: PROSE
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
COMPONENT 3: POETRY
T. S. Eliot, Selected Poems (Faber, 2009) ISBN 9780571247059 (This is the 80th Anniversary Edition is an attractive hardcover.)
William Sieghart, ed., Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011 (Faber and Faber, 2015) ISBN 978-0571325405
COURSEWORK COMPONENT:
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber

 

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required to register for this course.

Learners will require these books to complete this course. These do not have to be purchased brand new. They can be borrowed from the library. Try Amazon, they offer second-hand books which are very competitively priced.

  • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
  • Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
  • Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber
  • T. S. Eliot, Selected Poems (Faber, 2009) ISBN 9780571247059 (This is the 80th Anniversary Edition is an attractive hardcover.)
  • William Sieghart, ed., Poems of the Decade: An Anthology of the Forward Books of Poetry 2002–2011 (Faber and Faber, 2015) ISBN 978-0571325405

Course Duration

This course comes with 24 months of support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 360 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 700 Hours

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

Assessment

The Edexcel A-Level exam is available in May/June each year. It is assessed over 3 exam papers & coursework. The coursework component must be assessed as part of your examination. UK Open College, cannot assess this for you.

Paper 1: Drama – 9ET0/01
Type: Written examination
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Assessed: Component 1
Assessment format: Two essay questions

Paper 2: Prose – 9ET0/02
Type: Written examination
Duration: 1 hour
Assessed: Component 2
Assessment format: One comparative essay question

Paper 3: Poetry – 9ET0/03
Type: Written examination
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Assessed: Component 3
Assessment format: Two questions

Coursework component – You will need to write a comparative essay that refers to two texts. In this essay, you will need to link the texts and make comparisons between them. You will also need to consider contexts and alternative interpretations. The coursework essay is assessed on all five assessment objectives. The word count is 2500-3000 words. It is worth 60 marks and this is 20% of the total A-Level

Examination Fees

As a private candidate, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange their own examinations and practical assessment if required. This is not part of the service offered by UK Open College.

This should be done prior to enrolment with us. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the necessary arrangements in place & confirmed.

Fees for these services can vary hugely from centre to centre. It may be worth travelling out of the area. (It’s worth it)
You can view a list of official Edexcel approved examination centres here 

The later you leave it to arrange, the more expensive it can be. At times, it can be impossible to arrange so plan ahead. (8 months minimum recommended)

Your contract with us is for the course and support only. We will not refund you outside of the 14 days cooling-off period if you have not confirmed these arrangements with your selected centre.

Enquire & confirm with your chosen centre, do not leave it to chance!

Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest-free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
Permanent resident in the UK
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditions. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

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Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

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