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English Language and Literature AS Level at Wolverley CofE Secondary School

Course description

At AS level, you will sit two exams for the English Language-Literature course: ELLA 1: Integrated Analysis and Text Production and ELLA 2: Analysing Speech and Its Representation. For ELLA 1, you will read a novel and a play and will then be required to write an analytical essay and produce a piece of creative writing based on the texts you have studied. For ELLA 2, you will study another novel or play in terms of how the writer uses speech within the text to craft and represent their characters and also the relationships between them. There is no coursework component at AS level.

At A2, you will complete one exam: ELLA 3: Comparative Analysis and Text Adaptation. For this exam, you will be required to write an analytical essay based on a novel which you have read and also, use the skills of analysis and exploration which you have learned throughout the course to complete an analysis on an unseen text. You will also be required to complete a piece of coursework for A2 entitled ELLA 4: Comparative Analysis through Independent Study where you will compare extracts from two texts you have chosen and write about them analytically.

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto the English Language-Literature AS course, you need to have gained at least 5 A* - C GCSE grades which must include preferably a B grade for your English GCSE and a B grade for your English Literature GCSE.

Future opportunities

English Language-Literature at AS or A2 links well with a range of other Key Stage 5 subjects; such as Art, History or Performing Arts. But, as it will also enable you to enhance and develop your skills of analysis, discussion and enquiry, you will find that the English Language-Literature course helps you with your studies whatever the other subjects are which you are taking. In terms of moving beyond BW6, English Language-Literature is obviously a great qualification to have if you are intending to pursue your English studies at degree level but also if you are interested in studying Art, Media, Linguistics, Law, Journalism, Performing Arts or Drama at university level; or a course which would qualify you to be a teacher - at primary or secondary level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wolverley CofE Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2015

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