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A Level in English Literature (AS) [ODL] £215.00

A Level in English Literature (AS)

On completion of your two part course you will be able to read and interpret a wide range of imaginative works. You will gain skills that will help you develop as an independent, confident and reflective reader. Develop the ability to read, understand and respond in writing to a wide range of works and learn how to analyse and evaluate themes and principal characters in classic literary works, enabling you to better understand the ways in which social, historical and cultural factors can influence literature

Content of the course
Unit 1: Texts in Context – Option B, World War One Literature

Part 1: The Oxford Book of War PoetryTopic 1: Attitudes to war Topic 2: Images of nature Topic 3: The soldier’s perspective Topic 4: The poems of Wilfred Owen Topic 5: Reflection on the war Topic 6: Poems written after the war

Part 2: Contextual linkingTopic 7: Newdigate Parish magazine
Topic 8: The diary of Private W. Hay
Topic 9: Statement by Siegfried Sassoon
Topic 10: Letter from Wilfred Owen
Topic 11: Goodbye to All That
Topic 12: Testament of Youth

Unit 2: Creative Study
Part 1: Strange MeetingTopic 1: Part One
Topic 2: Part Two
Topic 3: Part Three
Topic 4: Character, theme, language and style

Part 2: Journey’s EndTopic 5: Act I
Topic 6: Act II
Topic 7: Act III
Topic 8: Character, theme, language and style

Assessment description
AS: 1 written paper, coursework. First examination - 2009The AS assessment consists of:
AS Unit 1: Texts in Context: Option B, World War One Literature There is one written examination on Unit 1, lasting two hours. You must answer two questions: the compulsory question in Section A: Contextual linking and one question from a choice of two in Section B: Poetry. This NEC course prepares you for the questions on The Oxford Book of War Poetry (ed. Stallworthy). You may take your set texts into the examination room, but they must not be marked in any way.

AS Unit 2: Creative Study: Option B, World War One Literature Unit 2 is assessed by means of a coursework portfolio, which should contain two pieces of writing, one on the prose text and one on the drama text. The total length of your coursework (both pieces together) should be between 2000 and 2500 words. This NEC course asks you to prepare coursework essays on Strange Meeting and Journey’s End. The Coursework Guide in the pack provides details of the coursework tasks that you should complete.

You will need to buy the following set texts:The Oxford Book of War Poetry, Jon Stallworthy, OUP (ISBN 0–19–280454–5)

Strange Meeting by Susan Hill, Penguin Books, (ISBN 978–0–14–00–3695–4)

Journey’s End by R. C. Sherriff, Penguin Books (ISBN 0–14–11–8326–8)

You are required to complete the following wider reading:Drama: To the Green Fields and

Beyond by Nick Whitby, Faber and Faber (Any edition)

Prose: Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks, Vintage (Any edition)

Poetry: War Poems Christopher Martin (ed.), Collins Educational

Entry Requirements
You will need to have studied English at GCSE or an equivalent level for this course.

Study Hours
You should allow 150 study time for the AS, plus extra time for completing the assignments, coursework and wider reading.

If you intend to take the exam and plan on studying every topic, you will need to study for at least 5 hours per week for approximately 9 months.

AS - Level in English Literature. Specification: AQA AQA (AS) 1741


What's IncludedLearning documentation, Online Resources and Tutor support for 2 years.

Further Information
Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

Please note that included in your course fee is your registration to the On Campus student community, and a licence to print your study materials. Please note that the licence is for one print only, so please ensure that you have enough paper and ink to print the full course materials if required.

You will require having one of the following packages to access your On Campus area:
Windows: Windows 98, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above Macintosh: Mac OS X, Mac OS 9.2 - Acrobat Reader 4.0 and above
In the student 'On Campus' you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 5 working days. You will also receive your personal Oxford Learning student number via email.

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.

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