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English Language & Literature AS/A Level (AQA) at Benton Park School

Course description

English Language and Literature is a subject which is very well regarded by Higher Education institutions and, because it is the study of the language used across the United Kingdom and beyond, it complements any educational course that a student might follow and provides a new perspective on most professions.

Course content


Imagined Worlds:

ONE TEXT from : Frankenstein / Dracula / The Handmaid’s Tale /Lovely Bones

Poetic Voices:

ONE TEXT from Donne / Browning / Duffy / Heaney

Remembered Places:

Anthology – Paris

Re-creative Writing / Commentary:

AS linked to Anthology, A2 – see below


Writing about society:

Re-creative and (b) Commentary using set text: ONE TEXT from Into the Wild / Suspicions / The Great Gatsby / Kite Runner

Dramatic Encounters:

ONE TEXT from Othello / All My Sons / Streetcar Named Desire / The Herd

Making Connections:

NON – EXAM ASSESSMENT (3,000 word investigation exploring a specific theme or issue in six literary and non-literary texts)

Entry requirements

Access to the Sixth Form is based on prior academic achievement, behaviour and attendance records. Students must attain at least 5 A* - C grades including English and Maths. Some subjects may have specific criteria.


At AS, two exams worth 50% each. At A Level, two exams worth 40% each and one piece of coursework worth 20%.

Future opportunities

Careers in journalism, teaching, publishing, editing, advertising, marketing, freelance writing, broadcasting, further education and many more .....

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 December 2015
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