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English Language and Literature at Kettering Science Academy

Course description

English Language and Literature is a well established and well respected Advanced Level course which is recognised by all universities. It is an essential A Level for anyone wishing to study English at University. It offers students the opportunity to develop a range of writing skills, not just essay writing.

Course content

AS UNITS

Unit 1--Examination:

Exploring Voices in Speech and Writing

(60% of total AS mark)

Section A:

Analysis of extracts exploring the differences between speech and text.

Section B:

Prose Study--'The Bloody Chamber' by Angela Carter or 'Dubliners' by James Joyce.

Unit 2:

Creating Texts--Coursework

(40% of total AS mark)

Students focus on a topic area of their choice and select 1 prose fiction text and 1 drama or poetry text to study. They will use this as stimulus to produce their own creative writing: 1 piece of writing aimed at a reading audience (1750 words) and one aimed at a listening audience (750 words) as well as writing commentaries on their own work (500 words maximum).

A2 UNITS

Unit 3--Examination:

Varieties in Language and Literature

(60% of total A2 mark)

Section A:

Analysis of unseen extract.

Section B:

Essay on 2 poetry or 2 drama text. The class will choose the texts for study from a selection set by the examination board.

Unit 4:

Presenting the World - Coursework

(40% of total A2 mark)

Topic based research and reading leading to the production of own writing. Students have a free choice of texts which they use as stimulus to produce 3 pieces of writing: literary, non-fiction and an analytical evaluative commentary.

Assessment

The course is assessed through both examination and written coursework.

Units 1 and 3 are by written examination; Units 2 and 4 are assessed through

coursework.

Future opportunities

English Language and Literature is a well established and well respected Advanced Level course which is recognised by all the universities. It is an essential A level for anyone wishing to study English at University. It offers students the opportunity to develop a range of writing skills, not just essay writing. This would be of use to those interested in a range of professions but particularly students aiming for careers in all forms of journalism, marketing, publishing, media, public relations, teaching, politics or any career requiring employees to be able to speak or write in a range of contexts for a variety of audiences

Further information

If you want more information about English Language and Literature you should talk to Ms. Blakey.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kettering Science Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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