A Level English Language and Literature at The Thetford Academy
GENERAL AIMS: The course aims to develop students’
understanding of English Language and Literature
as a combined discipline, drawing on their
experiences at GCSE as well as offering a meaningful
foundation for the study of English beyond GCE
level. The course gives students opportunities to
develop their strengths and deepen their enjoyment
by offering a great deal of choice within its units.
AS – ELLA1: Integrated Analysis and Text Production;
ELLA2: Analysing Speech and its Representations.
A2 – ELLA3: Comparative Analysis and Text Adaptation;
ELLA4: Comparative Analysis Through Independent Study.
NATURE OF STUDY: In addition to the set texts prescribed
by the exam board, students will be expected to read
widely within the genres, historical periods and the wider
work of the authors to inform and contextualise their study.
They will be expected to read non-fiction and media texts,
especially newspapers, regularly. Within lessons there will
be a mix of individual, paired and group work as well as
seminar style lessons which students will be expected
to lead from time to time. Regular written assignments
will be set to monitor progress and provide feedback,
while speaking and listening tasks such as presentations
and group discussions will also be central to lessons.
Sixth Form Entry
5 A*-C at GCSE, including a C in English + Mathematics,
with a B grade in the chosen subject areas for A Level.
BTEC Level 3
4 A*-C, preferably including a C in English + Mathematics.
BTEC Level 2
2 D grades.
Each student’s work is reviewed at the end of
Year 12 and progress into Year 13 is dependent on
satisfactory performance in the examinations.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Thetford Academy directly.