English Language and Literature A Level

English Language and Literature A Level

English Language and Literature A Level


Course outline:

A-Level English Language and Literature enables you to deepen your understanding of both linguistic and literary texts. In this two-year course, you will develop your understanding of how writers and speakers shape and craft language to present an identity or persona, and you will look at connections between texts and their contexts.

Course structure:

Component 1 – Voices in Speech and Writing
You will explore the features of spontaneous and planned spoken language and, additionally, how a sense of ‘voice’ is created in literary, non-literary and digital texts. For this component, you will study either All My Sons, A Streetcar Named Desire or The History Boys.
Examination – 40% of the course

Component 2 – Varieties in Language and Literature
This component focuses on the ways in which different writers convey their thoughts or ideas on a theme in literary and nonfiction writing. You will explore one of the following themes:
Society and the Individual, Love and Loss, Encounters and Crossing Boundaries.
Examination – 40% of the course

Component 3 – Non-examination Assessment
This allows you to demonstrate your skill as a writer, crafting your own original texts for different audiences and purposes.
Examination – 20%


Key Facts:

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    Examination Board

    Edexcel

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    Duration

    Two years

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    Minimum entry requirements:

    Five GCSEs Level 4 – 9 which must include English Language
    and English Literature at Level 5 or above

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    Possible combinations:

    With other A-Level subjects from Arts, Humanities, Business or
    Science, according to career intentions.
    You cannot study this course with A-Level English Language or A-Level English Literature.

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    Enrichment opportunities:

    • Conferences outside of the College
    • 17th Century Village

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    Likely next step opportunities:

    • Higher Education for degree courses in English and other subjects.
    • Career opportunities in advertising, print media, journalism, business and law.

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    Assessment summary:

    2x examination
    One non-examination assessment, comprising two pieces of
    creative writing and one analytical commentary.


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