Course Details

A Level English Language and Literature introduces you to a range of literary texts - prose books, scripts and poetry, and non-literary texts from different time periods, social attitudes and cultures such as webpages, advertisements and blogs. The course gives you the opportunity to develop independent approaches, and to undertake individual, paired and group work, debates and a mini teach. This develops critical understanding in analysing the ways in which structure, form and language shape meaning, evaluating the significance of contextual factors in a range of different texts.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade 9/A*-4/C including English Language, English Literature and Maths. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project, prior to enrolment, to prepare you for A Level English Language and Literature.

Career options

English Language and Literature can open doors to a wide range of job prospects, with careers in Writing, Marketing, Advertising, Journalism, Teaching, Advertising as a Web Content Manager, Proofreader, Lexicographer, Civil Service Report Writing and many more.

A Level English Language and Literature

Five highlights

  • 1 Explore cultural, religious and historical perspectives.
  • 2 To develop independent and imaginative thinking that employers value.
  • 3 To study in a friendly and enthusiastic environment.
  • 4 To discuss, debate and question your own views and opinions.
  • 5 To develop a lively interest in culture,creativity and language.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • AQA A level in English Language and Literature

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Course code Location Course length Start date
LAN002CD1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

There are 5 hours of exams at the end of this 2 year linear course, Paper 1: Telling stories (3 hours) and Paper 2: Exploring conflicts (2 hours). There is also a 20% coursework component.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught 4.5 hours in the classroom a week split into two lessons. Learning is a combination of teacher-led discussions and activities based on student participation in the form of individual, paired and group work. Students are encouraged to share ideas and concepts and ask questions and explore their own opinions and views. A Level English Language and Literature uses a system of Flipped Learning where you will learn some basic facts before the lesson and then your teacher will dev

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by two examinations at the end of the year and a piece of independent study in the form of the course work. All year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway, which may include external exams, that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

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