Course Overview

A Level English Language and Literature

Course code: OSC1284

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  • Official Edexcel English Language & Literature A Level
  • Full course materials
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Cost of coursework marking is not included in the course price. Call us for more information.
  • Exam fees not included - to include exams see our A Level English Language & Literature inc Exams

Study A Level English Language and Literature from home – your route to academic success!

This new A Level course has been updated to meet the latest academic specifications, so you can feel confident you are studying the most up-to-date academic content.

On this course, you will be able to:

  • Gain up to 56 UCAS points to help you land your dream place at university
  • Study at your own pace with no strict deadlines to contend with

Studying A Levels with us lets you choose when you take your exams, so that you are always fully prepared. A convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country.
You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

Simply receive your course materials online or by post and start studying to gain that all-important A Level.

Find out how A Level student, Christian, has found studying his A Level with us

 

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Course Content

Course Content

Qualification Code:  Pearson Edexcel - 9ELO

Component 1: Voices in Speech and Writing
  • Voices in Speech and Writing: An Anthology
  • Arthur Miller, All My Sons
Component 2: Varieties in Language and Literature
  • Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
  • Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber
Component 3: Coursework
  • Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Wendy Jones, Grayson Perry: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl
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Assessment

To achieve the full English Language and Literature A Level you must take the exams. You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

The exams will be assessed across the 3 components. All components will be assessed by two paper-based examinations and coursework. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Paper 1: Voices in Speech and Writing – 9ELO/01

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Weighing: 40% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 50
  • Assessed: Component 1
  • Assessment format: One comparative essay question and one extract-based essay

Paper 2: Varieties in Language and Literature – 9ELO/02

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Weighing: 40% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 50
  • Assessed: Component 2
  • Assessment format: One essay question and one comparative essay question

Coursework: Investigating and Creating Texts – 9ELO/03

  • Type: Coursework
  • Weighing: 20% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Assessed: Component 3
  • Assessment format: Two pieces of original writing and one analytical commentary
  • Please note that the cost of coursework marking is not included in the course price. Call us for more information.

Please note that if you choose to study this A Level you will have to sit your exams in one of our recommended centres. This is due to the administrative arrangements for submitting coursework.

We can book your exams for you. See our A Level Language & Literature inc Exams

Course Duration

You will have 2 years to complete the full A Level from the date you receive your materials. You will be able to study at your own pace and in your own time without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

This course enables you to study for an A Level in English Language and Literature by distance learning at home or at work. Your course materials will be sent by post or via email, you choose! Full tutor support will be available via email, so help is only a click away! Your course pack will include self-assessment exercises and tutor-marked study questions, so you can monitor your progress.

Course Outcome

Upon successful completion of this home learning course you will receive an A Level in English Language and Literature issued by Edexcel. 

Thinking of going to university?

Open Study College are proud to partner with QA Higher Education, providing students with the unique opportunity to progress into higher education. This partnership aims to support our students in finding and securing a university place at one of QA Higher Education’s conveniently located teaching centres across the UK.

QA Higher Education partner with Middlesex University, Northumbria University, Solent University, Ulster University and the University of Roehampton to provide a variety of courses ranging from level 4 foundation programmes to level 6 undergraduate and level 7 postgraduate degrees.

With teaching centres located in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton, and several intakes a year, students can go on to study higher education without waiting for September to roll around and without having to move away from home.

Each qualification is designed to support your career progression, with the choice of subjects ranging from business to computing, accounting to events management and cyber security to digital marketing.

For more information about QA Higher Education, go to their website. Or alternatively, speak to a member of our team on 03300 563100.

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

Is this the same qualification as an A Level from a school or college?

Yes! You study the same coursework, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is designed to be studied from home, and you receive full tutor support via email.

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

It is recommended that you have a minimum of a B or Level 5 grade in GCSE English Language and/or English Literature, and be a competent reader to enrol onto this course. 

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback (excluding the costs of coursework marking - contact us for more information)
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE TOTUM student discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*

* Not included with the online study option

Is there a required reading list?

There is no required reading for this A Level. However you will need to conduct your own research using the internet.

Do I have to sit an exam?

Yes, you will need to take the standard A Level examinations in order to fully complete this course. You will be responsible for booking your exams. We can help you to find your nearest exam centre and we have 7 recommended exam centres across the country. You can contact us for help with this whenever you are ready.

All A Level courses are now linear. This means that all exams must be taken and coursework must be submitted in the same year. The exams are only held in May/June (once per year).The examinations run on specific dates, which can be obtained by visiting the Pearson website

Alternatively see our A Level English Language & Literature inc Exams, where we will book the exams for you!

Are there any additional costs?

The cost of coursework marking is not included in the course price. Call us for more information.

You will be required to pay a fee to take your exams at the examining centre that you choose.

What if I live outside the UK?

You are still able to study this A Level course but must take the examinations within the UK as this is the only guaranteed way to access examination centres.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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