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English Langage and Literature A Level at Guildford College

Course description

This two year course requires a much more scientific approach to the study of English. You will develop a brand new and extensive vocabulary and be able to analyse how writers use language techniques to manipulate their readers.

Unlike English Literature the course also embraces other forms of non-literary text including the language of religion, journalism, speech, law, medicine and politics.

Course content

You study the language of speech and conversation; the language of drama, prose and poetry; the language of advertising, newspapers and other non-fiction texts and grammar.

You will also study an anthology of poetry from the early modern English period to 1900.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language or Literature at grade B.


Exams and coursework.

You are assessed on your ability to write about context, provenance and specific linguistic effects employed by writers as well as your ability to express yourself clearly and with sophistication.

Future opportunities

The subject is highly regarded by employers and universities. You could study English, journalism or linguistics at degree level or progress to careers in TV, film, journalism, marketing or advertising.

Further information

Students are reminded that the Language and Literature course is very challenging and students need to be well motivated towards completing written work of a high standard. It is essential that students who undertake the course perform additional background research and reading outside class.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2016
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