As Level English Language Coursework Ideas For Easter

Easter Revision: AS, A2 and A Level courses

Reforms to the current A level system mean that in many subjects students will sit all their exams in Summer 2018. Meanwhile, other subjects have yet to undergo reform and so students may sit either AS exams, A2 exams, or a mixture of AS, A2 and A level exams. In order to accommodate this complex arrangement we offer a range of different courses.

A level courses (reformed)

Students studying these subjects will sit all their A level exams related to these subjects in one go. For this reason, we have designed bespoke full-day, week-long courses that run Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

These courses provide 35 hours of tuition. The cost is £1035.

English Language, English Literature and History have also been subject to A level reforms. However, due to the range of topics and texts on offer we offer a more bespoke arrangement for these subjects which can be discussed with a member of our Easter Revision team.

French and Spanish have also been subject to A level reforms. However, we will continue to offer these as separate skills-based courses for students in Year 1 and Year 2 of their A level studies respectively. These courses will run Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm and/or from 1.30pm to 5pm.  This equates to 17.5 hours of tuition and costs £550.

A2 courses (unreformed)

These courses relate to subjects that are unreformed. Students studying these subjects will probably have sat AS exams in summer 2017 which will count towards their final grade. These courses will run Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm and/or from 1.30pm to 5pm.

AS level courses (reformed and unreformed)

All AS courses run Monday to Friday from 9am to 12.30pm and/or from 1.30pm to 5pm. These courses provide 17.5 hours of tuition and cost £550.

These courses provide 17.5 hours of tuition and cost £550.


Some schools will choose to enter their students for stand-alone AS level exams in Summer 2018, others will choose not to. Even if you will not be sitting AS exams this academic year, you will probably sit internal tests/mock exams, the results of which will be reflected in the UCAS reference your school writes for you … so revising your AS level material at Easter is still a good idea.

If you are interested in attending an A level revision course this Easter, please email the following information to cambridgeeaster@mpw.ac.uk:

  • Name of student
  • Student's Easter holiday dates/availability
  • Subject(s) required
  • Exam board and level (i.e. AS or A2) for each subject
  • Accommodation requirements (if applicable)

One of our Course Directors will then prepare a provisional timetable, with costs, and email it to you for your consideration. Where students wish to study A level subjects that are not included in the subject list, they should contact one of our Course Directors to discuss their requirements.

A Level Subjects

Below are the courses we are offering for AS, A2 and A level:

AQA-B A-Level English Literature is taught within the two-year and five-term A-Level programmes.

In their first year, students will explore the three genres of drama, prose, and poetry in the genres of either tragedy or comedy. They will gain a solid understanding of how texts can be connected and interpreted in multiple ways, and become confident independent readers.

In their second year, students will also explore more modern texts engaging in a range of theoretical ideas that go beyond the established genres: either crime writing, or political and social protest writing. Students will also develop independent study skills while producing coursework, learning how to apply different theoretical and critical methods to their own areas of interest.

The course encompasses the study of Twelfth Night, Emma and The Importance of Being Earnest. Students also study political and social protest writing through the texts The Handmaid’s Tale, Songs of Innocence and of Experience and The Kite Runner; students have a free choice of coursework.

AQA-A, Edexcel and OCR A-Level English Literature are available as two-term or one year retake programmes. 

 

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