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A Level English Language & Literature (Combined) at Sawtry Village Academy

Course description

If you enjoy the study of Literature and enjoy creating your own written work, this course is for you. Throughout this course you will enjoy the close study of literary and linguistic issues covering the three genres of prose, poetry and drama, whilst also encountering a wide range of non-fiction.

You will have the opportunity to study classic literary texts with subject specialists as well as modern pieces of literature, relevant to today’s society. You will also further your linguistic studies in the analysis of a wide variety of multi-modal texts.

The examination incorporates assessment of a student’s analytical and creative writing. The non-exam assessment allows freedom and opportunity for independent investigation of both literary and non-literary texts. 

Entry requirements

Average points score of 42+ and at least grade C in GCSE English and maths. An ability to read with insight and to express understanding and opinion with clarity and accuracy is also important. 

Future opportunities

A Level English complements a range of other A Level choices across Arts and Sciences as it teaches you to think analytically, read complex texts with understanding and express your ideas clearly and accurately both orally and through the written word.

These skills are highly valued in all walks of life and play a crucial role in any future endeavour. The research skills encouraged in this A Level will prove useful across a broad spectrum of subjects. A Level English is widely regarded by top universities as a cornerstone integral to all degree options.

Career options are varied and include jobs in drama, theatre, writing, publishing, journalism, marketing, teaching, law and business, vocations which many of our successful candidates have gone on to pursue at top universities. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sawtry Village Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2015
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  • Start date: Next September

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