Exam board: WJEC AS Level: 2720QS – A level: 1720QS
The course covers a varied range of Prose, Poetry and Drama, both historic and modern, from Shakespeare and Blake to Hardy and Miller. The course best suits those who possess inquiring minds and capacity for critical thinking as well as a willingness to ‘read around’ the texts. It is a challenging course but one that will enrich the learning experience of those who follow it.
As learners progress through the two year course, their studies will be extended in breadth and depth, developing and enhancing learners’ techniques of analysis, evaluation and comparison of literary texts in the context of a wider range of texts of cultural and literary significance.
The specification requires learners to show knowledge and understanding of the significance of:
the ways in which writers use and adapt language, form and structure in texts
the interpretation of texts by different readers, including over time
how texts relate to one another and to literary traditions, movements and genres
the cultural and contextual influences on readers and writers
This is a unitised specification which allows for an element of staged assessment
AS Unit 1 Prose and Drama 2720U1
AS Unit 2 Poetry Post-1900 2720U2
A2 Unit 3 Poetry Pre-1900 and Unseen Poetry 1720U3
A2 Unit 4 Shakespeare 1720U4
A2 Unit 5 Prose Study 1720U5
AS Qualification cash-in 2720QS
A level Qualification cash-in 1720Q
Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.
For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.
We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor. The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits the exams.
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The regular A level courses commence in September and an intake in January, these courses are designed to be taught in a classroom environment / online and follow a structured curriculum with a fixed schedule of classes, assessments and exams.
Distance Learning online courses can be started at any time throughout the year, and students can work at their own pace and in their own time.
You can study A level courses through a range of study options; our blended learning which consists of online live classes and pre-recorded and in person teaching in class. The other option is only online live classes or Distance learning course.
Distance Learning is a self-study course that you work through at your own pace using our Online course materials; a wide range of online resources, access to our Google classroom and tutor support when you need it.
A level’s are usually a two year course, studying this in one year, would be an intensive course. You may be able to complete the course in one year as an intensive course; you need to show a strong understanding of the subject.
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Choose the subject you would like to study, add to courses, complete our application form and you can choose to pay online. If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our Student Advisors on 01792 535 000.
If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.