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A Level English Language and Literature at Beaconsfield High School

Course description

Components: Component 1 Exam 40% of the qualification Component 2 Exam 40% of the qualification Component 3 Coursework 20% of the qualification Six texts to be studied over two years including the anthology. This course offers the lover of words the opportunity to expand literary and linguistic horizons. All types of language are studied in a range of ways alongside literature. A variety of analytical skills are used. Students need to be able to analyse what they read and communicate their ideas effectively in writing.

Course content

Component 1
Overview of content Students study Voices in Speech and Writing: an Anthology One drama text from a prescribed list

Component 2.
Varieties on Language and Literature. Students study a wide range of non-fiction texts on a chosen theme, in preparation for responding to an unseen text. Two literary texts from a chosen theme; one compulsory prose fiction text from a choice of two and one other literary text.
Society and the Individual
Love and Loss
Crossing Boundaries

Component 3
Investigating and Creating Texts.
Students study a chosen topic. Two texts relating to their chosen topic; one fiction and one non-fiction text are studied.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beaconsfield High School directly.

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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