Course Overview

A Level English Literature inc Exams

Course code: OSC1305

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  • Official Edexcel English Literature A Level
  • Full course materials
  • Full tutor support
  • Study at your own pace
  • Exam fees included - we'll book your exams for you when you're ready!

Study A Level English Literature from the comfort of your own home - without the stress of booking exams!

As well as your A Level course materials and tutor support, this course includes the examination fees needed to successfully gain your A Level English Literature qualification and those all-important UCAS points.

Our A Level courses are always 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.

When you are ready, we will book the exams for you so you can focus on your studies - a convenient and stress-free way to study that fits around your existing commitments.

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

Component 1: Drama
  • William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
  • Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
  • William Shakespeare, Shakespeare: A Critical Anthology - Comedy
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 in 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
Other Information
Assessment

To achieve the full English Literature A Level you will be assessed across the 4 components. All components will be assessed by three paper-based examinations and coursework. A more detailed breakdown of the assessment details is provided below:

Coursework: Independent critical study - texts across time

  • Type: Coursework
  • Comparative study of two texts (Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights and Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber) - one 2500 word extended essay and a bibliography
  • Weighing: 20% of A Level
  • Total Marks: 50
  • Assessed by teachers
  • Moderated by AQA

Examinations

Paper 1: Drama – 9ET0/01

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Weighing: 30% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Assessed: Component 1
  • Assessment format: Two essay questions

 

Paper 2: Prose – 9ET0/02

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Weighing: 20% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 40
  • Assessed: Component 2
  • Assessment format: One comparative essay question

 

Paper 3: Poetry – 9ET0/03

  • Type: Written examination
  • Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Weighing: 30% of A-Level
  • Total Marks: 60
  • Assessed: Component 3
  • Assessment format: Two questions  

 

Please note that if you choose to study this A Level you will have to sit your exams in the Birmingham examination centre. The cost for the the marking of coursework and examinations are all included within the package.

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 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 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 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
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE TOTUM student discount card (formerly NUS Extra card)
  • Coursework marking 
  • Examination fees
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College study pack

*Not included with the online study option

Is there a required reading list?

In order to complete this course you will need copies of the following books: 

  • 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 in 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

You can purchase these books from all good book stores or borrow them from a library. 

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; we will book these exams for you. 

Please note: you will need to sit these exams in the Birmingham examination centre. This is due to the administrative arrangements for sitting coursework and exams.

Are there any additional costs?

You may want to purchase textbooks to supplement your course, but this is entirely optional. You will be required to pay for your exams and fees 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
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Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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