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English Language and Literature A Level at Twynham School

Course description

The English Language and Literature AS/A Level qualification is a course for students who are interested in studying a board range of texts on a literary and linguistic level. It offers students an opportunity to engage with a variety of spoken, written and multi-modal texts and to demonstrate, in each unit of the course, their awareness of the importance of context in both the production and the reception of spoken and written texts. An additional attractive feature of the specification is the opportunity it provides students to respond creatively to literary texts, both at AS and A2. 

Students will analyse and evaluate works of Literature such as novels, poetry and plays as well as engage with non-fiction and media texts such as newspaper articles, advertisements, historical journals, emails and transcripts of everyday speech. The course requires a passion for exploring Literature in a traditional sense through extended essay writing but also a rigorous approach to textual analysis and a commitment to deepening an understanding of how specific structures and parts of the language work in both written and spoken modes. This is an ideal option for students who enjoy reading as well as deconstructing texts in a relatively clinical manner. 

Course Content


  • Component 1: Views and Voices
  • Component 2: People and Places


  • Component 1: Telling Stories
  • Component 2: Exploring Conflict 

Entry requirements

Essential Entry Requirements:

  • Grade B or above at GCSE in
  • A minimum of 4 ‘B’ grades and 2 ‘C’ grades to include C or above in English and Mathematics

Preferred Requirements:

  • English grade B

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Twynham School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years