Accredited Level 3 Diploma in English Literature
This diploma is designed to explore English Literature. You will explore short story, novels, sonnets by Shakespeare as well as Poetry. Through this unit you will cover a variety of novels by different authors and earn about their background and their writing too. You will gain knowledge of the different types of writing styles and techniques of writing.
- Students will have an opportunity to learn the different varieties of writing styles and techniques
- To review the various authors covered within this course and their background into writing
- Look at different pieces of literature such as sonnets, novels and poems
- The course encourages the development of reading, understanding and writing different pieces of literature
This course consists of Ten Units and is a qualification awarded by Oxford Learning College, in its own right; with the quality assurance of a leading awarding body (CIE Global) that hallmarks this professional qualification.
Assessment Objectives (AO)
Students must select and demonstrate clearly relevant knowledge and understanding through the use of evidence, examples and correct language and terminology appropriate to the course of study. This assessment, involves two written assignments: one halfway through the course and following the final unit. Both are assessed and graded by the assigned tutor, according to college procedures.
Students must critically evaluate and justify a point of view through the use of evidence and reasoned argument. Students can include evidence in different formats to support their written work such as documentation or images to support their course.
Quality of Written Communication (QWC)
In addition, OLC require students’ to produce written material in English, candidates must: ensure that text is legible and that spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPG) are accurate so that meaning is clear; select and use a form and style of writing appropriate to studying a complex subject matter; organise information clearly and coherently, using specialist vocabulary when appropriate and Harvard referencing of citation and sources. In this Specification, SPG will be assessed in all tutor marked assignments (TMAs)
To ensure that we maintain quality standards; all our students written assignments are subject to our plagiarism policy and procedure.
The whole level three diploma has TEN (10) specific units of study, which are sub-divided into topic areas these are:
Unit 1: Introduction
In this unit you will be introduced to genres, short stories and novels. You will review each one and learn how they are different. You will gain knowledge and understanding in how these are written which is different compared to sonnets and poetry.
Unit 2: Arnold Bennett
Within this unit you will explore the background of this author and his upbringing. You will discover how his passion was theatre as well as writing. You will review work of other authors such as Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, H G Wells and Rudyard Kipling.
Unit 3: The Novel: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
This unit focuses upon the term novel. You will learn what a novel is, how it is written and the genre. You will explore the story of Frankenstein and learn of its Gothic genre. You will be able to define the plot of the story and re-tell it from your own interpretation.
Unit 4: Poetry: Shakespeare's Sonnets
Here you will discover Shakespeare's wonderful world of sonnets including poetic devices. You will explore the bibliography of Shakespeare and the theatres and audience of his time. You can do further reading of your own in this unit and compare his varied writing styles or different literature, this will help you t understand the differences between writing styles.
Unit 5: Poetry: Pre 1914
In this unit you will learn you will research the background of Robert Browning and his love of writing poems and reading Homer from a young age which inspired the writer he then became.
Unit 6: Poetry: Post 1914
You will explore the history behind two poems from 1914. You will review specific work from Robert Frost and the piece he won an award for. You will be able to review the differences between work from pre 1917 and post 1914 and gain the knowledge required within.
Unit 7: First World War Poetry and Poetry From Other Cultures
How you review your skills and knowledge you have gained from the previous six units. You will now be able to look at a wider selection of poetry and explore World War poetry. You will have the confidence to break down the poetry into meaning of culture and manner.
Unit 8: Drama
As you work through this unit you will learn the meaning behind the term ‘drama’. You will familiarise yourself with dramatic techniques and dramatic texts. You will gain an understanding of Act I Hobson’s Choice and explore authorial intervention.
Unit 9: Hobson’s Choice
You will review Act II from Hobson’s Choice. Here you will be able to understand the themes incorporated into this Act and examine the deeper meanings as well as meaning of words used.
Unit 10: Hobson’s Choice
In this final unit will finalise Hobson’s Choice by reviewing the final units III - V1. You will have knowledge of Hobson’s Choice and be able to read the final Acts in more depth and have a more positive understanding of it in general. You will be able to understand terminology used and be secure in giving your opinions. A great genre to use to further knowledge of English Literature.
The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations. Through assessment you will cover certain criteria such as:
- Theoretical Knowledge/ Understanding
- Practical Implications
- Integration of Theory and Practice.
The course has TWO Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA); which are graded: Pass or Fail. The grading procedure if Pass or Fail. Your grade will depend upon if the criteria set ha been met and the decision of your tutor. If you Fail an assessment you have the opportunity to amend where your tutor has highlighted and resubmit.
Study Hours (Per Unit)
Approximately: 20 hours personal study time per unit, which is supported by the ODL Course Tutor, but we greatly encouraged students to access support from their tutor throughout the course.
The whole course MUST be completed and both assignments graded PASS to gain the “Oxford Learning College Level Three Diploma in English Literature”
Course Fee: £850.00 Fees can be paid by instalments.
Entry to this level three course requires that potential students have gained GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent qualifications and have, good English oral, reading and writing skills.
Advice on enrolment and guidance of prior learning (APL) can be obtained through out contact centre. The course is a rolling programme and can be started at any point in the year. Successful students can go on to Higher Education, including remaining as students at OLC to complete courses in our portfolio of higher awards.
This course has been developed by the College’s professional team of tutors to meet the needs of sector based employers and employees. It is also part of the College’s validated level three Diplomas’, recognised internationally, as verified and moderated Centre for Interactive Education (CIE Global). Further details of our accreditations are provided on our website.