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Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above and a Grade 5 in English Language & Grade 4 in Literature

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2 academic years

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  • You may wish to study Psychology and History alongside this A-Level

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A-Level English Language and Literature is a melting pot of the most exciting elements of each diverse area.

This A-Level appeals to those students who enjoyed literary analysis at GCSE, but did not like delving in to medieval writers such as Chaucer, or those who do not wish to study as much literature and Shakespeare as there is in the full English Literature A-Level.

A-Level English Language and Literature is a valuable asset to many careers, and industries, such as Linguistics, Project Management, Writing, Media, Law, Teaching, Journalism and Politics - the list is endless!

What will I study?

We will explore the world of Parisians by studying an Anthology of Paris themed texts using Language techniques built on from the ones already studied at school. We will also delve in to the dystopian world of Atwood’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, to draw out themes and ideologies, many which eerily reflect society today. In William’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, we look at Blanche’s rise and fall, and analyse the complex characters and their universal, yet timeless traits.

Alongside this, we will also analyse how individuals share their stories, and experiences through a range of poetry. Finally, we swing into the 1920s where we study Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and we delve into the world of gluttony, materialism, new money and love. Following on from this, you will investigate your favourite literary piece, and produce an interesting piece of coursework.

Entry Requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at Grade 5 or above. Please note that you will need a Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and English Literature.

How will I be assessed?

You will undertake external examinations, coursework and also undertake internal assessments during the course of the two year programme of study.

What can I do next?

Many students choose to go onto a related Higher Education course. These may include a degree that combines the two elements of the A-Level or combines one element of the A-Level with another subject. A degree in English Language and Literature opens up a wide range of career opportunities.

Career Options

  • Newspaper Journalist
  • Newspaper/Magazine Editor
  • Librarian
  • Library Assistant
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Digital Copywriter
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