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 of 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".
Unit 01: Telling Stories
Unit 02: Exploring Conflict
Unit 03: Making Connections
These A levels will be assessed by 2 examinations and a coursework folder of investigative (English Language) and analytical work.
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.
Grade 5 in English Language and Grade 4 English Literature OR Grade
4 in English Language and Grade 5 English Literature
- Frequent theatre trips to see modern productions of set texts and in-college workshops with theatre critic from The Times and visiting poets.
- Day trip to Paris to explore the culture of the city and its influence on the anthology texts.
- EMC English Language conference and a writing workshop at The Guardian.
- Opportunity to be published in the SFX creative writing anthology.