- Course Code: 6726
- Duration: 2 years
- Validated by: AEB, SEG & NEAB
This A-Level in English Language and Literature is an integrated approach to the combination of the Language and Literature elements of English, ensuring students get the right balance and coverage of the two disciplines. There will be a focus on enabling students to see connections between linguistics and literary methods, and to exploring these links in their work.
- What will I study?
Some of the texts that will be studied include:
- The Great Gatsby
Students will study modules including:
- ‘Telling Stories’ – looking at how stories are told in a range of texts
- ‘Remembered Places’ –an anthology of non-fiction texts on the theme of Paris
- ‘Imagined Worlds’ – in the dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale
- ‘Poetic Voices’ – exploring the creation of ‘poetic voice’ in the poems of Carol Ann Duffy
- Entry Requirements
In addition to the general Sixth Form entry requirements (5 Cs at GCSE or equivalent i.e. grade 4 in reformed GCSEs), you will also need a minimum of a GCSE Grade 5 in English Language and English Literature (or equivalent).
- How will I be assessed?
A-Level students will be assessed by written exam and coursework.
- What can I do next?
Many students studying English Language and Literature choose to go onto a related Higher Education course. These may include a degree that combines the two elements of the A-Level or combines one element of the A-Level with another subject, for example, Journalism, History, Foreign Languages etc. A degree in English Language and Literature opens up a wide range of career opportunities. You could find employment in areas including journalism and broadcasting, law, administration, marketing, publishing, management, librarianship and teaching.
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