A Level English Language and Literature immerses you in a range of texts from literary and non-literary genres, such as fiction, drama, poetry, journalism, autobiography, diaries, letters, speeches and television scripts. You will explore and compare how writers and speakers use language and structure to express their thoughts and feelings, and how language choices are influenced by the context, audience and purpose. You will develop an analytical approach to language, including a systematic understanding of grammar, vocabulary, sound and structure. The course will also develop your creative writing skills.
Topics covered can include:
By the end of the course you will be able to demonstrate:
You will need:
If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.
Assessment is by exam (80%) and coursework (20%). Assessment in both the exams and coursework is by a combination of essay-based tasks and creative tasks.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.