English Literature/Language - A2

L3 Level 3
Full Time
2 September 2019 — 12 June 2020
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

This English Language & Literature – A2 is a one-year course which should be taken alongside two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.

It may be possible to take this course as a part-time student.

English Language & Literature is an exciting course which aims to be as diverse as possible. You will study and apply the skills of both literary and linguistic analysis to a wide range of texts including poetry, prose and drama as well as non-fiction and spoken language, and you will produce your own creative writing. 

What you will study

After studying units 1 and 2 at AS, the A2 course covers:

Unit 3: Shakespeare

  • Written Examination (2 hours, closed book); 20% of qualification
  • Section A: Shakespeare extract
  • Section B: Shakespeare essay

Unit 3: Unseen Text and Prose Study

  • Written examination (2 hours, open book); 20% of qualification
  • Section A: Unseen texts
  • Section B: Prose study

Unit 5: Critical and Creative Genre Study

  • Non-exam assessment:  2500-3000 works;  20% of qualification
  • Section A: Genre study
  • Section B: Related creative writing

Teaching and assessment

Two written exams and non-exam assessment

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £0.00

Entry requirements

Successful completion of AS programme including satisfactory attendance and tutor recommendation.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

2 September 2019

End date

12 June 2020

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

4.5 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code

A2CC3F35
L3

Qualification

WJEC Level 3 Advanced GCE in English Language and Literature

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