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English Literature and Language A Level (Block E) at St Simon Stock Catholic School

Course description

Year 12
Students study a range of texts under the themes of Imagined Worlds, Poetic Voices and Remembered Places. Texts are both pre- and post-1900.

Year 13
In the second year of teaching, students cover work under the themes of Writing about Society (interventionist writing) and Dramatic Encounters and Making Connections (one literary text and non-literary material).  There is also a Non Exam Assessment (i.e. coursework) which is 20% of the overall A Level.  A total of 6 substantial texts are covered for A Level.

Course content

The variety of assessment styles used allows students to develop a wide range of skills which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.  The course has a fully integrated approach to the subject, drawing on the established academic fields of stylistics, linguistics, narratology and creative writing.  It has a contemporary approach to the study of a range of literary and non-literary discourses and texts, with emphasis on precise linguistic analysis.  It allows students to focus on their own writing through textual intervention work.

Entry requirements

Grade 5+ in either English Language or English Literature at GCSE is required.

Future opportunities

English Language and Literature is ideal for students who intend to pursue further study in either Language or Literature or for courses and/or careers in areas such as Media, Law, Journalism and Publishing.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Simon Stock Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2018
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Key information

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