- Easy to follow
- Make your own study schedule and take advantage of online tutoring hours
- Obtain a certified diploma once you finish the course.
Suitable for: Students can study on this course no matter where they are in the world. The course is made up of various units and each build up your knowledge base of the subject.
A Level in English Language and Literature (AS) £215.00 Welcome to the English Language and Literature AS course. This qualification aims to provide an integrated approach to studying literary and linguistic texts. Students will study a wide range of spoken, written and multi-modal texts seen to demonstrate ways of constructing meanings through language. As observers, readers and writers, students will be inspired by learning about spoken and written language from real and imagined worlds and they will engage with the craft of writing to create their own texts at AS level. The course should encourage students to develop their interest and enjoyment in English as they: ·use integrated linguistic and literary approaches in their reading and interpretation of texts ·engage creatively and independently with a wide range of spoken, written and multimodal texts, exploring the relationships between texts ·undertake independent and sustained studies to develop their skills as producers and interpreters of language. 004374; line-height: 150%; font-size: 18pt;">Advanced Subsidiary Level in English Language and Literature (AS) (8EL01) Knowledge and understanding: The English Language and Literature specification requires students to undertake a varied programme of study so that they show knowledge and understanding of: ·a range of spoken and written texts from different times, including at least two texts from one of the genres of prose fiction, poetry and drama and at least one other substantial written text ·some of the key constituents of language and how they function in combination to make meaning in spoken and written English ·how variations in language, form and context shape and change meanings in speech and writing ·some of the ways in which individual texts are interpreted by different readers or listeners ·some analytical and creative approaches to the critical study of texts, drawing on linguistic and literary methodologies and concepts. There is a project element to both AS and A2 awards, which expects distance learning students to evaluate existing texts and create their own original texts, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of both Language and Literature. Your assessed work will be marked and moderated by an independent coursework marker at the centre where you sit your examinations. There may be a fee for the marking. All distance learning students should download the Private Candidates Handbook from Edexcel's website which gives you guidance on finding an examination centre and registering. Likewise, International students need to download the specific handbook for them, which will give alternative examination arrangements etc.
- Analytical and general writing skills, both in response to examination-style source materials and in developing original coursework.
- Critical engagement and response to a range of literary and non-literary genres, including poetry, drama, prose, social communications, media texts and digital communications such as text messages, blogs and e-mails.
The textbook clearly outlines the assessment requirements for each unit and offers specific guidance on improving and refining reading and writing skills. AS Assessment objectives and weightings The whole course combines a number of learning outcomes. The assessment objectives at AS are weighted as follows: AS Weighting AO1 Select and apply relevant concepts and approaches from integrated linguistic and literary study, using appropriate terminology and accurate, coherent written expression 25% AO2 Demonstrate detailed critical understanding in analysing the ways in which structure, form and language shape meanings in a range of spoken and written texts 35% AO3 Use integrated approaches to explore relationships between texts, analysing and evaluating the significance of contextual factors in their production and reception 20% AO4 Demonstrate expertise and creativity in using language appropriately for a variety of purposes and audiences, drawing on insights from linguistic and literary studies 20%
004374; line-height: 150%; font-size: 18pt;">The Units 004374; line-height: 150%; font-size: 13.5pt;">AS Unit 1: Exploring Voices in Speech and Writing – Unit Code 6EL01 This unit carries 60% of the total AS marks and 30% of the total GCE marks. The unit is externally assessed.
Availability: January and June Content summary ·Written and spoken language and prose study
- Close reading of one prose text from a prescribed list and reading from a range of other texts
Assessment This unit is assessed by means of a written examination paper which lasts 2 hours and 15 minutes: ·Clean copies of the prescribed examination texts should be used in the examination ·Short question style – data response to unseen material ·Source booklet provided for Section A 004374; line-height: 150%; font-size: 13.5pt;">AS Unit 2: Creating Texts– Unit Code 6EL02 This unit carries 40% of the total AS marks and 20% of the total GCE marks. The unit is internally assessed. Availability: June Content Summary ·Thematic study to produce own writing for different audiences and purposes ·One prose fiction text and one text from either drama or poetry and reading from a range of other texts Assessment This unit is assessed by internal assessment. The portfolio should include:
- 2000-2500 words maximum writing for different audiences and purposes; 500 words maximum for each commentary.
- There is a prescribed list of topic areas.
- There is a free choice of literary and non-fiction texts. As a distance learner, the learning materials will provide some model examples of suitable texts to choose. If you wish to use an additional text of your choice, your tutor will be able to advise you on its suitability.
Summary The introduction has covered the basic course content and assessment criteria. Further information can be obtained through Edexcel. Your tutor will support you with your project formulation and give you guidance with appropriate topics and ideas. Predicted grades can only be given upon sufficient assignment submissions, and students are encouraged to complete all assignments as they provide valuable revision resources for written examinations and ensure that all topics have been covered Your tutor will support you with your course work elements and give you guidance with appropriate topics and ideas. Entry Requirements Basic English reading and writing skills, equivalent to a Grade C at GCSE, as full tutor support is given. Study Hours Approximately 150 hours. Qualification AS level in English Language and Literature. Both AS and A2 level courses and examinations must be successfully completed to gain a full A level. Specification: Edexcel and Edexcel