The following topics are covered: Module Introduction; The Middle Ages and the Invention of Love; Chaucer on Love; Shakespeare on Love; The Sonnet; John Donne and the Metaphysicals; Wordsworth’s Natural Love; John Keats: a Romantic on Love; The Rise of the Novel; From Jane Austen to Mills & Boon; and Twentieth-Century Poetry and Song.
This A level has coursework which will be marked by your course tutor.
And as a core subject throughout the curriculum, it’s a particularly good qualification for aspiring teachers.
Some examples of the industries you might join with an English Literature qualification include: My journey with Oxford Open Learning lasted seven years and came to an end last June.
Looking back with the beneﬁt of hindsight (and hopefully some maturity), I can say that along with my qualiﬁcations, I acquired skills of independence, persistence and self-discipline.
More importantly, I gained a love of knowledge, that has extended into my recent gap-year and enriched my blossoming career as a writer, as I look to write and direct my ﬁrst short ﬁlm.Alternatively, you may decide to use it to broaden the scope of a degree in History, Law, Philosophy or Politics.If you’re planning to study or learn other languages, an English Literature A level will also help you when it comes to reading and appreciating classic works in their original language.The AS level course is assessed by two 90-minute written examinations.The A level is assessed by one three-hour exam, one 2.5-hour exam and one piece of NEA (coursework).At AS level you will study love poetry through the ages, as well as examining the theme of love in Shakespeare’s Othello and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.If you plan to sit the AS level you will also study Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbervilles.With the support and feedback of your tutor, you will take regular self-assessment tests to ensure you have understood all the concepts introduced in each module.The course includes 51 lessons, 17 Tutor-marked assignments and 2 mock exams.You will also carry out coursework that will form part of your grade.By studying poetry, drama and novels from several eras you will develop a strong foundation of literary study and criticism in a variety of formats, as well as an understanding of how these formats have evolved over time and why they remain important today.