English Language and Literature A Level

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A Level English Language & Literature

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Subject leader

Mr Butler - Subject Leader for English

Mr Mullen (KS5 Co-ordinator for English)

About the subject

The combined study of Language and Literature at A Level provides students with the opportunity to develop and strengthen the full range of English skills they acquired throughout their two years of studying Language and Literature at GCSE.

Unlike A Level English Literature, the Language and Literature combined paper allows students to write creatively and study a broad range of non-fiction texts alongside more traditional works of literature.  The focus of the course is on the craft of the writer, giving students the opportunity to explore in great detail how language shapes meaning in texts that range from Shakespeare to 21st century digital media.

 

This course is suitable for students who:

 

·         Really enjoyed the English Language aspect of their GCSE studies

·         Want to keep studying English, but don’t want to give up creative writing

·         Want to study English at A level but did not get the entry requirements for English Literature (a B in Language and a B in Literature).

·         Want an A Level or AS level to supplement and broaden an otherwise STEM-based set of Options.

 

This qualification is suitable for students wishing to study the following subjects at University level:   English Language, English Language & Literature, Linguistics, Media, and all related Humanities subjects (History, Sociology, Psychology, Philosophy, Anthropology, etc.)

Year 12 Overview

(new Spec)

Year 13 Overview

(new Spec)

 

Component 1: Voices in Speech and Writing

(reading and writing a range of non-fiction material)

 

Component 2: Varieties in Language and Literature

(Othello and The Great Gatsby)

1.       Voices in Speech and Writing Exam 1 hr 30

Drama and Prose post 1900 Exam 1 hr 30

Component 1:  Voices in Speech and Writing

(reading and writing a range of non-fiction material)

 

Component 2:  Varieties in Language and Literature

(Othello and The Great Gatsby)

 

Component 3:  Coursework

(Creative writing inspired by I know Why The Caged Bird Sings and the Lonely Londoners)

Exam board used for A Level or BTEC

Exam board: EDEXCEL

AS Course code: 8ELO

A Level Course Code: 9ELO

Link to the specification from the exam board

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