Specific requirements for English Language and Literature:
GCSE grade 5 or higher in English Language and English Literature
What is English Language and Literature?
A Level English Language and Literature offers the chance to study a wide range of texts, both literature and journalism, and produce creative writing. A Level students will study The Great Gatsby, A Streetcar Named Desire, Philip Larkin’s poetry and an anthology of non- ction texts.
Component 1: (40% of A Level)
Students will study an anthology of non-fiction texts and the play A Streetcar Named Desire
Component 2: (40% of A Level)
Students will study the theme of ‘The Individual and Society’ through The Great Gatsby and Philip Larkin’s poetry and unseen texts.
Component 3: (20% of A Level)
Students will produce two creative writing pieces: one ction and one non- ction and write an analytical commentary.
You will develop your analytical and creative skills. You will become an expert on understanding a writer’s voice and style of writing. Essay writing and creative writing skills will be developed to a high level.
You could go on to careers in the creative arts, journalism, copy- writing, marketing, teaching and many more.
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