This subject will introduce you to a variety of texts, analysing material from both a literary and linguistic viewpoint. You will apply conventions and genre forms to a selection of texts across the 20th and 21st centuries and you will have the opportunity to craft your own writing for a chosen audience and purpose.
You will study mode and genre across specific texts including multimodal forms. You will analyse narrative and dramatic texts and apply linguistic and literary techniques to the discourse. You will also undertake an independent research project where you will develop and apply the skills and techniques of a literary investigator to your own literary and linguistic report.
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You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 5 range including English.
You will be assessed through written examinations, with regular internal assessment taking place as the course unfolds. Your final A Level exam will be made up of two/three exam papers covering the entire programme at the end of year two.
All students are expected to purchase a range of English language and literature textbooks which will be used throughout both years. These can be purchased via the College online store when you enrol.
Students who have gained this qualification have gone on to many of the top universities such as, Oxbridge, Exeter, Kings College, Exeter, Manchester, Warwick, Durham and Edinburgh. Many are studying literature, history, teaching degrees, journalism, politics, psychology, cultural studies, drama and American studies.
A Levels (English Language & Literature, Psychology & Sociology)
Thursday 10 June 2021