English Language and Literature - St Wilfrids Catholic High School and Sixth Form College

English Language and Literature

English Language and Literature

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English Language and Literature

A Level

There will be plenty of varied reading about ideas, concepts and techniques relating to language and literature. There is a focus on new linguistic frameworks, both for use in your own writing and for applying to texts created by others to consider different uses of language. You will be able to producing sustained, controlled analytical writing full of personal ideas and responses by the end of two years. You will study a variety of literary and non-literary texts.

Some possible text choices:

  • The Kite Runner
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Into the Wild
  • Othello

There are two topics of assessment – Paper 1 is Telling Stories and Paper 2 is Exploring Conflict. The course is assessed via these two exams worth 40% and a coursework investigation on your own choice of issue relating to language and/or literature worth 20%.

Location: St. Wilfrid's Sixth Form College

Course Level: Entry

Duration: 2 Years

5 GCSEs at 9-1 grade including a good grade for English Language and Maths.

It is strongly recommended that you have a very good grade in English Language or Literature.

You’ll be taught in classroom sessions using a wide range of teaching and learning methods. This course is examined by a total of two written external exams and one piece of coursework. The coursework piece is an investigation into an area of linguistic study of your choice.

An A-level in English Language and Literature is particularly useful if you are interested in studying law, journalism, education, social work and PR and Media. It is a course which is rapidly gaining popularity and is highly respected and adaptable to any higher education pathway.