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English Language and Literature at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys

Course description

Examinations A-Level Written Paper 1: Telling Stories Section A: Remembered Places ‘Paris’ Section B: Imagined Worlds: prose text Section C: Poetic Voices: poetry text 40%

Written Paper 2: Exploring Conflict Section A: Re-creative writing using set text Section B: Critical Commentary Section C: Dramatic Encounters: set drama 40% Non-Exam Assessment Making Connections Personal investigation exploring technique or theme in both literary and non-literary texts. 2500-3000 words 20%

Course content

Students study how language is used in literature and life to convey ideas, attitudes and issues. Texts studied vary from media texts, to popular genres in literature and acclaimed poetry. We cover a range of texts from all times and cultural contexts. Linguistic study is a major focus for developing understanding and analysis of how words work in both speech and writing. A central feature of study is the students’ ability to write accurately and to comment on their own writing.

Entry requirements

At least GCSE grade B in English Language and English Literature: and a love of language including word play and wide reading.

Future opportunities

Successful students go on to study English Literature, America Studies, Law, Journalism and History.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2015
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