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English A2 Level at North Lindsey College

Course description

Language and Literature runs both one year courses at AS level and two year courses at A level. These are separate courses and transfer from one to the other is not possible at the end of your first year of study.

Don’t worry. This will be discussed in full with you at your personal interview which will be arranged with you upon receipt of your application.

This course builds on concepts and skills that have been developed in G.C.S.E. English or G.C.S.E. English Language, and G.C.S.E. English Literature, but now literary and linguistic study is fully integrated. Students will develop independence in analysing and commenting on a wide variety of stimulus texts, both fiction and non-fiction, and will also be provided with the opportunity to extend their creative writing skills.

Course content

A level: ‘Telling Stories’:
4.1.2 - Remembered Places [the representation of place]
4.1.3 - Imagined Worlds [point of view in genre and prose]
4.1.4 - Poetic Voices [the forms and function of poetic voice]
A Level: ‘Exploring Conflict’:
4.2.2 - Writing about Society [the role of the individual in society + re-creative writing]
4.2.3 - Critical commentary [evaluating own writing]
4.2.4 - Dramatic Encounters [conflict in drama]
A level: ‘Making Connections’:
4.3 – investigation on a chosen theme and texts

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 5 G.C.S.E.s at Grades A* - C including English or English Language and English Literature.


A level: ‘Telling Stories’ is assessed by a three hour written examination [Remembered Places is closed book; Imagined Worlds and Poetic Voices are open book]
‘Exploring Conflict’ is assessed by a two and a half hour written examination [open book]
‘Making Connections’ is assessed by a piece of coursework of 2,500 – 3.000 words.

Future opportunities

You can progress to Higher Education or employment in a wide range of occupations. All Advanced Qualifications earn UCAS points, which contribute to university entry requirements and are valid for the rest of your life.

The majority of students who achieve these qualifications progress to university.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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