Humanities and Social Sciences
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

UNITS Fiction & non- fiction prose, poetry & drama texts Pre-1900 & post-1900 poetry, prose & drama texts including Shakespeare & an anthology Fiction &non-fiction Film & theatre Context for the cultural, social & historical influences on the production & reception of literary

A-Level English Literature enables you to explore how narrative is central to the way literacy texts are shaped in prose, poetry and drama texts. You will be encouraged to develop a wider reading in all these genres as a key part of the course.

This course will develop your critical and creative writing skills through the study of a range of pre-1900 and post-1900 poetry, prose and drama texts – including Shakespeare and an anthology – in a variety of genres, both fictional and non-fictional. Various film and theatre trips provide a broader context for the cultural, social and historical influences on the production and reception of literary texts, as well as inviting writers and academics as guest lecturers. These courses combine well with psychology, sociology, history and modern foreign languages.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs, grade C or above, including. GCSE English Literature, and Maths at grade A* B. All applicants will be interviewed.

Assessment Method

Written assignments Exams

The AS-Level is 100% exam based. A minimum of a D grade is needed at AS Level to progress onto year 2 of the course.

The A-Level is 80% exam based and 20% NEA (Non-Exam Assessment). Your final grade will solely be calculated from the results in your final papers.

Assessment is an integral part of the overall learning process and our student centred approach aims to promote initiative and creativity, critical thinking, evaluation, decision making, personal reflection and effective communication skills. Each subject has a number of assessments throughout the year and can include the following: external exams, independent research, presentations, essays, coursework and in-class tests.

Progression Opportunities

Where will this course take you? Apply for a university degree in English Literature / Language, humanities or social science Employment in education, law, the media, publishing, journalism and human resources management.

Our students progress to a range of humanities and social science degrees at universities. English graduates can aim to achieve a starting salary of £18,000 to £21,000 pa with professional employment opportunities in education, law, the media, publishing, journalism and human resources management amongst others.

Study Methods

You will learn in dedicated theory classrooms. There are three AS or A2 classroom sessions per week and they fit in with your overall programme of study, usually across five days at college.


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