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Access to HE 2024
Level 3
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Qualification Grading Type


Unit Learning Outcomes


Know how language is used in a range of texts.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1.

    Explain how the selection of language used contributes to purpose and meaning in three literary texts, including at least one poem and one short story.

  • 1.2.

    Analyse how features of language can influence interpretation of texts

    Indicative Content

    Features include rhyme, rhythm, alliteration and punctuation.

  • 1.3.

    Explain how narrative strategies can influence interpretation of text.

    Indicative Content

    For example, use of persona, use of third person.


Be able to analyse the structure of a short text.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1.

    Identify structural devices used in a short text.

  • 2.2.

    Analyse the impact of structural devices used within text.

    Indicative Content

    For example, stanza, octave and flashback.


Understand the role of social and historical background in literary interpretation.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1.

    Explain how factors external to literary text can influence meaning.