A-Level English Language & Literature

Course Information

  • Course Code: 6726
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Validated by: AEB, SEG & NEAB
Overview

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:

  • Dracula
  • Othello
  • 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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A-Level Study Programme

Our study programme is set to help our students get the most out of their time at Blackburn College Sixth Form Centre. Alongside an outstanding education, students will also receive:

  • an A-Level qualification
  • Employability skills
  • Enrichment activities
  • Performance and study skills

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The Sixth Form Centre

Offering our students an academic environment for studying, The Sixth Form Centre is an excellent location for those looking to excel in their A-Level studies. You have access to:

  • Large Lecture Theatre - built to enable students to get used to university-style learning
  • Common Rooms - a great place for students to enjoy downtime, catch up with friends or hold small revision sessions
  • Industry-standard laboratories - 4 professional laboratories set up for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Our laboratories have helped microbiologists, doctors, pharmacists and veterinary surgeons get into their chosen careers
  • Starbucks - attached to the Sixth Form Centre is Courtyard Cafe, one of three Starbucks Cafes on campus that serve the famous coffee, and at 40% cheaper than the high street.

Sixth Form Guarantee

As a Sixth Form student at Blackburn College, you can expect:

  • Independent thinking - where your own experiences and observations mould your education
  • Enrichment activities - that enable you to receive a great education, as well as having fun whilst doing so
  • Support - a vast amount of support from all staff to ensure you get the results you deserve
  • A Learning Environment that is academic, friendly and safe.
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