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English Language and Literature A level at Burnley College

Course description

This course offers opportunities for students to develop their subject expertise by engaging creatively and critically with a wide range of texts.

Using literary and linguistic concepts and methods, students analyse a wide range of texts spanning a variety of modes and genres to gain an insight into the nature of different discourses and ideas about creativity. Students develop skills as producers and interpreters of language by creating texts themselves and critically reflecting on their own processes of production.

Students will study a range of poetry, prose and drama in addition to developing their own writing skills for different audiences and purposes in a variety of styles. Students will also study spoken language in detail and appraise the written and spoken word.

Students will analyse the representation of place, point of view and genre in prose, the forms and functions of poetic voice, the role of the individual in society, conflict in drama, creative transformations of texts, researching and writing. This will allow students to develop the key critical, creative and analytical skills required both for progression to higher education and for enhanced employability.

Entry requirements

To take four AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three or four A Levels in Year 2): At least six GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. To take three AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three A Levels in Year 2): At least five GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. To study A Level English Language and Literature you should have at least a grade B in GCSE English Language or English Literature.

Future opportunities

This subject enables entry to university for Arts or Social Science degree courses. It is a useful qualification for pursuing careers in Teaching, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, Publishing and Media.

Further information

Recognised as best practice by Ofsted, our ALZs promote independent learning through cutting-edge technology combined with traditional books and journals and online learning resources. Students have access to high specification PCs with the latest Microsoft applications and multimedia and innovative technologies including iPads, Kindles and portable consoles. Each of the 8 ALZs provides the most up to date and relevant equipment for the subjects they serve.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burnley College directly.

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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