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English Language and Literature A Level

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture

What will you be working towards?

Code 5601/011
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


On this course you will study a wide range of engaging literary and non-fiction texts (mainly modern). You will also use literary and linguistic methods to develop clear and coherent study techniques. The course will help you to make connections between texts using the analytical concepts and methods you learn. To demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of narrative techniques you acquire through your prose study, you will create original creative and non-fiction writing for coursework.

How will it be delivered?

There are two external exams at the end of the 2 year A level (each worth 40% of the marks) and one piece of independent coursework worth 20% of the marks.

Entry requirements

You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C/5 and English Literature grade C/5 (if taken).

Your next steps...

A Level English Language and Literature is highly prized by universities demonstrating advanced skills in critical reading and discursive essay writing. It provides an excellent basis for a wide variety of Higher Education courses, especially journalism, creative writing and English.


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