Lang-Lit from A to BA: student backgrounds and first year content

Clark, Billy, Giovanelli, Marcello and Macrae, Andrea (2015) Lang-Lit from A to BA: student backgrounds and first year content. EMC: English & Media Centre . [Article]

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This report, originally prepared in 2013, investigates the relationship between English ‘langlit’ provision at A level and at BA level (school qualifications outside the A level nations are beyond the direct scope of this report). It builds on an earlier HEA report (Clark and Macrae 2014) which considered general questions about the nature of lang-lit work in both contexts and some issues of transition between the two. This report presents a more detailed comparative analysis of the content and delivery methods of lang-lit work at A level and first year BA level, identifying popular teaching and learning resources, tasks, and assessment methods. This overview is mainly grounded in data gathered from course materials, plus questionnaire responses gathered via a small survey. 20 responses to the survey were received from teachers and lecturers: these responses are not treated as representative of national opinion, but are nonetheless indicative of some widely held opinions in education at school and university. The report also presents limited anecdotal data, some of this gathered from interviews with colleagues delivering courses at both levels.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This report was originally prepared in 2013.
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media > English Language and Literature
Item ID: 14424
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Depositing User: Billy Clark
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2015 14:45
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 22:58

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