A-Level English Language & Literature

A-Level English Language & Literature

SUBJECT LEADER

Miss L Garland

EXAM BOARD

AQA

SPECIFICATION LINK

A-Level English Lang Lit

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and English Literature.

Why choose A-Level English Lang Lit?

As well as being interesting in its own right, English Language and Literature as a subject is widely accepted as an excellent qualification for going on to a variety of further education courses or straight into employment. The variety of assessment styles used, such as re-creative writing, commentary writing, discursive essays and research-based investigative writing, allow you to develop a wide range of analytical and written skills.

What you will study in A Level English Lang Lit

 English Language & Literature at A Level is a course which combines the study of language and literature.
 At A Level you will be exploring the idea of Telling Stories in a novel, a collection of poetry and in an anthology of non-fiction spoken and written texts based on Paris. You will explore the idea of Conflict in a further novel and a Shakespeare play. You will also transform texts into other written genres/forms and produce commentaries on the choices you make as the writer. You will also continue to study a wide range of other texts across a range of written and spoken genres
 In Year 13 you will also produce a 2500-3000 word investigation of the connections between literary and non-literary texts (for example ‘A comparison of openings in a novel and an autobiography’ or ‘An exploration of speech features in literature and in real-world communication’)

How you will be assessed in A-Level Economics

Paper 1: Telling Stories (40% of A Level, Exam)
Paper 2: Exploring Conflict (40% of A Level, Exam)
Paper 3: Making Connections Investigation (20% of A Level) Non-examined assessment coursework

Additional Information

English Language and Literature is your chance to study words and how they are used in a wide variety of contexts … and words are at the heart of everything we do as human beings!
PS. Not only is it a wonderful course that will make your brain bigger, but it also combines the best of English Language and English Literature courses. It is a great qualification whether you want to go straight to employment or to college or to university. It will teach you to think analytically, and to organise, assess and support arguments; it will develop your written and spoken communication skills.
PPS. And an English degree hasn’t done Stephen Fry any harm. And think what J.K. Rowling might have achieved if she’d done English rather than Classics.