English Language & Literature

Course type: A level & Applied • Awarding/exam body: AQA
On this course you will read and analyse literary, non-literary and spoken language texts whilst learning to produce writing of a particular style, voice and register. You will examine all three genres; prose, poetry and drama to consider variations and connections between texts in different forms. Works studied include "The Handsmaid's Tale" and "A Streetcar Named Desire".

Course Units

Unit 01: Telling Stories
Unit 02: Exploring Conflict
Unit 03: Making Connections

Course Assessment

These A levels will be assessed by 2 examinations and a coursework folder of investigative (English Language) and analytical work.

This Course Can Lead To…

A level English courses form excellent preparation for any one of the wide variety of English courses available in higher education. English literature, in particular, is considered a ‘facilitating subject’ by Russell Group universities. English is useful for career paths including Journalism, Law, Publishing, the Civil Service, Politics and Teaching.

Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in English Language and Grade 4 English Literature OR Grade
4 in English Language and Grade 5 English Literature

Course Highlights

  • Day trip to Paris
  • Opporuntiy to be published in the college creative writing anthology. 
  • Enter external creative writing competitions