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 develop a lively interest in culture, creativity and language.
  • 4 To learn to enjoy words, language, reading and writing.
  • 5 To study in a friendly and enthusiastic environment.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 07.09.2020
  • AQA A Level in English Language and Literature

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Course code Location Course length Start date
LAN077CD1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 07.09.2020

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?

This is a two-year linear A Level where you are examined on the whole syllabus at the end of the second year. Each project is assessed as a portfolio of work. 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. To prepare you for external exams, you will carry out a programme of weekly tests, exam style assessments and Formal Progress Points where you will monitor your attendance, how hard you are working and your academic progress. All Year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

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