Weekly outline

  • A-Level English Language & Lit (Last Exam 2016)

    A Level English Language and Literature is the perfect course for those who wish to study the subject at university. Our course allows you a huge amount of flexibility in choosing texts to study from and you prepare your individual course work on a theme of your choice.

    • Course Description

      A Level English Language and Literature

      Course code: HSAL04

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 12 Months

      Entry requirements: English GCSE or equivalent

      Award achieved: AQA A Level English Language and Literature

      Awarding body: AQA

      A Level English Language and Literature is the perfect course for those who wish to study the subject at university. Our course allows you a huge amount of flexibility in choosing texts to study from and you prepare your individual courses work on your choice of theme.

      This course builds on the work you’ve done in GCSE English and gives you a strong understanding of English language and literature as a combined discipline.

    • English language and literature course overview

      In A Level English Language and Literature, you will cover integrated analysis and test production, analysing speech and its representation, you will also work through comparative text analysis and test adaptation and comparative analysis in your independent study. You can choose to study non-fiction writing.

      Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by AQA), you will have achieved an internationally recognised AQA A level English Language and Literature.

      Skills gained

      • Understanding of English languages and literature as a combined discipline.
      • Secure a foundation for the study of English in higher education.
      • Develop and interest in and enjoyment of reading.
      • Develop a confident response as a critic of both literary and non-literary texts.

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 4 units:

      AS Level

      Unit 1: ELLA1 Integrated analysis and text production

      Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Unit 2: ELLA 2 Analysing speech and its representation

      Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

      A2 Level

      Unit 3: ELLA 3 Comparative analysis and text adaptation

      Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes

      Unit 4: ELLA 4 Comparative analysis through independent study

      Submission of coursework

      Course content

      Unit 1: Integrated analysis and text production

      Module 1: Using terminology to support analysis of a set text

      Module 2: Produce a piece of your own work based on the study of a set text

      Module 3: Writing fluently and coherently

      Texts: The History Boys: Alan Bennett

      A Streetcar Named Desire: Tennessee Williams

      Unit 2: Analysing speech and its representation

      Module 1: Using appropriate terminology to support analysis

      Module 2: Comparing different types of spoken texts

      Module 3: Analysing set texts with references to representation of speech

      Module 4: Exploding stylistic and thematic issues

      Module 5: Writing fluently and coherently

      Texts: All My Sons: Arthur Millar

      Unit 3: Comparative analysis and text adaptation

      Module 1: Use appropriate terminology to support analysis

      Module 2: Compare different examples of text including those from speech and literary and non-literary contexts

      Module 3: Write a piece of their own work based on non-fiction

      Module 4: Writing fluently and coherently

      Texts: A House Somewhere: Tales of Life Abroad: Don George and Anthony Sattin

      Cupcakes and Kalashnikovs: 100 Years of the Best Journalism by Women: Eleanor Mills

      Unit 4: Comparative analysis through independent study

      Module 1: Manufacturing accounts

      Module 2: Use of appropriate terminology in analysis

      Module 3: Making comparisons by sustain a particular line of thinking in relation to the chosen texts

      Module 4: Produce accurate, fluent and coherent written work

      Absorb Online Learning cannot assess, moderate or examine coursework. You need to access AQA consortium advice via your examination centre. You must also chose which tests from List A and B you will study and what questions you should work on.

      We can, however, provide study material for Unit 4, include examples of poetry criticism and analysis and TMAs which will help prepare candidates to formulate titles and draft their coursework.

      Assessment

      The AQA A Level English Language and Literature qualification is gained once all 3 exam papers are successfully completed as well as your course work. The first two exams make up the AS Level, the next exam and coursework comprise the A2 Level and together they form the A Level. These exams are administered by the AQA and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Paper based pack

      This course is currently available in paper-based format, therefore, you will receive the full course materials as well as a useful study guide.

      Your study guide is crammed full of tips and information to help you get the most out of the learning experience, student skills, techniques for writing your assessment answers and instructions for submitting your TMAs online for marking by your specialist tutor.

      Tutor support

      Our A Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. However the last exam for this course is in 2016.

      They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

    • How do I get started?

      If you are choosing between a number of courses you can make a list of your favourites. Just press the heart icon on the courses you want to add, you can view them all by clicking My Favourites.

      Once you have decided on the right course for you click ‘Add to Basket’.

      You can then either ‘Checkout’ straight away or ‘View your Basket’ and continue searching for an additional courses.

      Go through our secure online ordering process and pay for your course.

      How do I get my course?

      Online

      If the course you have bought is delivered online you will receive your login details by 2pm the next working day.

      Paper Based

      If the course you have bought is paper based it will be despatched the next working day. You will receive a tracking email and a text with a 1 hour delivery slot.

      What do I do next?

      All the information you need to complete your course will be included in your study guide. Once you have your course be it online or paper based you will be good to go!

      Everyone at Absorb wishes you the best of luck on your studying journey! We know it’s both rewarding and challenging and ultimately what a difference that qualification will make to your career path and life.

      Good luck!