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English Language & Literature AS and A Level at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman

Course description

If you enjoy close analysis and have a logical way of approaching subjects then English Language and Literature is the option for you!

Course content

Develop the ability to apply linguistic terminology and knowledge and to analyse a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. A wide range of texts offers you a real balance as you engage with Classical Literature to modern bestsellers. You are also given the creative opportunity to produce original pieces of writing inspired by your wider reading of fiction and non-fiction texts. This course will hone your ability to objectively analyse texts, and develop a deep understanding of how language is used effectively in all contexts, a valuable skill required for many university courses.

Entry requirements

GCSE Point Scores

In advising students as to the most suitable choice of post-16 courses/programmes of study, we use a GCSE 'Point Score' as a benchmark.

The Score is made up from the best six GCSE grades achieved by the student using the following scale:-

A* - 8 points

A - 7 points

B - 6 points

C - 5 points

D - 4 points

E – 3 points

F – 2 points

G - 1 point

This process has been used successfully over a number of years and proved to be an accurate predictor of likely success through the various possible routes of study.

Yellow Route:

  • To study 4 A Level subjects over 2 years – 42 points (minimum) including Maths & English (following consultation)
  • To Study 3 A Level subjects over 2 years points – 30 points (minimum) including Maths & English

Green Route:

  • To study a green route a point score of 30 points from at least 4 separate subjects

N.B. Although, as stated above, these ‘scores’ are good predictors of likely success upon entry into the Sixth Form, each student is treated as an individual and the post GCSE Interview is a very important process. Parents are welcome to be present at these interviews.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Dyffryn Aman directly.

Last updated date: 08 November 2016
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