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English Language and Literature A Level

History, Philosophy and Theology

History, Philosophy and Theology
History, Philosophy and Theology
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

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


If you love the English language and are interested in understanding how it works from every angle, then this is the course for you. This course explores the way English is used in a variety of contexts; we will investigate the use of language in both literary and non-fiction texts, looking at drama, poetry and prose. We analyse the way writers use both literary and linguistic techniques. You will become familiar with literary and linguistic 

meta-language. We will explore English in use within non-literary contexts such as conversation, speechmaking, informal discussion and spontaneous speech. It is the mixture of literary and linguistic analysis that makes this a unique course that offers a different approach to the study of English.                        



AS: Year 1

Margaret Atwood – The Handmaid’s Tale (prose)

Robert Browning – anthology (poetry)

An anthology of non-fiction texts focused on Paris (prose)

A2: Year 2

Tennessee Williams – A Streetcar Named Desire (drama)

F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (prose)

Non-Examined Assessment – analysis of one literary and one non-literary texts of your choice

How will it be delivered?

AS - Two exams at the end of the year

A2 - Two exams and the Non-Examined Assessment

Entry requirements

At Least 5 GCSEs Graded 9-4 Or A*-C. Grade B/6 Is Preferred In English.



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