English Lanuguage and Literature AS/A2 at West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy)
If you enjoy reading, but would also like to develop your knowledge and understanding of English Language, as well as your skills of analysis and creative writing, then this course is a good option. We study a range of texts from both classic and modern literature including plays, poetry and fiction. We also look at spoken language in both fiction and non-fiction, comparing the differences between speech and writing. We also however, aim to develop your writing skills in a creative context. English language and Literature is a popular course and for a good reason! The course is varied and the skills you develop over the course will help you in any chosen career.
The course is made up of four units, two are studied at AS and two at A2: You will learn a variety of techniques and technical terms associated with the analysis of English Language, including sentence structure and grammar; applying them to a range of spoken and written texts in an Anthology on the same theme. You will study two texts, looking at the same theme presented in them represented through writers’ language. You then complete a creative piece of writing using the two texts studied as inspiration. We look at how everyday talk differs from dialogue in stories and plays. There are two questions in the exam.
At least a grade B in both English Language and Literature.
Year 12: Unit 1: An Introduction to Language and Literature Study (Written Paper, 1 hour 45 minutes. Unit 2: Themes in Language and Literature (coursework) Year 13:Unit 3: Talk in Life and Literature (written paper, 2 hours. Unit 4: Text Transformation (coursework)
The course can be a stepping stone to a degree in Language, Literature or both! Also it is one which will prove to be an asset should you wish to study any variety of subjects at university, for example: Law, Journalism, Humanities and Education. If you are not thinking of doing a degree or you are looking beyond this, English can help you gain careers in journalism, the police, politics, business and sales: the sky’s the limit! All careers welcome English as a subject, which develops communication skills. It is a particularly useful subject to study if you have an interest in following a career in journalism, the media, the law, writing, publishing or teaching.
Learning will be achieved by attending lessons at the schools for each module as well as through the completion of learning projects, peer group discussions, individual tutorials with the your teacher and through the use of online materials. Your learning will also be supported by technology as well as teacher support. There will also be opportunities for you to deliver presentations to other members of the group which will help you to improve your skills of communication.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy) directly.