English Language and Literature

A Level

If you’re interested in exploring language widely, in traditional literary texts and modern communication including blogs and television, this course will suit you perfectly.

You will have the opportunity to develop skills in analysis of language, literary concepts and your own creative writing in a variety of forms.

This course involves reading and analysing a range of texts: fiction includes F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire and modern poet, Jacob Sam-La Rose’s 2013 collection. You will also explore a range of non-fiction texts, from Captain Scott’s Diary chronicling his South Pole expedition, to Russell Brand’s evidence to a select committee on drug policy. In the second year you will work independently on your own selection of texts and have the opportunity to develop your own fiction and non-fiction writing skills.

 

Type of study
Full-Time
Examination board
OCR

Availability & Details

English Language and Literature, A-Level HF-ENLLAL-D(0000)000

Venue
Havant Campus
Dates
Academic Year 2020-21 (2 years)
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Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language.

The course is taught over two years, with a new component each term, and continuous revision of the core texts and skills.

The four components are:

  • Exploring non-fiction
  • The language of poetry and plays 
  • Reading as a writer, writing as a reader 
  • Independent study

 

 

The course is taught over two years, with a new component each term, and continuous revision of the core texts and skills.

The four components are:

  • Exploring non-fiction
  • The language of poetry and plays
  • Reading as a writer, writing as a reader
  • Independent study

You will be provided with handbooks and resources, including glossaries, as well as the core texts we will study. Any core reading for the course is completed as guided reading in class.

By examination (80%) at the end of the course and submission of coursework in second year (20%).

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English Language and Literature is excellent preparation for any degree course that involves extensive analysis, essay writing and independent research, and will particularly prepare you for any English or linguistic degree.

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I chose English as the lady on my interview day suggested I should take it. Quickly, it went from being a course I was unsure about to being my favourite. I loved learning the subject as I found the books and authors fascinating. I even found myself enjoying the exams as it didn't feel like pressure as I actually liked writing about them.

Hannah Jones - A Level English Language & Literature