English Language and Literature (A Level) at Bishop Laney Sixth Form
English is an exciting and important qualification which will enable you to develop your skills and abilities, providing you with progression routes to higher education, employment or further training.
A-level English Language and Literature improves your ability to apply and integrate linguistic and literary approaches. You will develop techniques of analysis, evaluation and production of texts.
There will be two examinations will which cover the following content:
Paper 1: Voices in Speech and Writing
Voices in 20th and 21st century texts
Paper 2: Varieties in Language and Literature
A wide range of non-fiction texts
Two literary texts from a chosen theme
Non-examination assessment: Investigating and Creating texts
There will also be a coursework unit which will allow you to study two texts of your choice and then produce two pieces of original writing in response to these texts and one analytical commentary.
5 grade 4-9 (A*- C) GCSEs or equivalent including English and Maths and Grade 5 GCSE in the A level subject
Two of the units are assessed with an examination using a grading scale of A-U. One unit is assessed by coursework which will contribute to 20% of the overall grade.
You can use this qualification to help you gain entry to a wide range of higher education courses.
This course could be a valuable foundation for careers in areas such as teaching, publishing, human resources, journalism, public services and business development.
What is expected of you:
To read independently and widely
To make detailed notes in lessons and add to these as part of your own reading
To keep your work organised
To take part in class discussions and debates
To write in a variety of formats including essays and creative writing
To work independently and in groups
Produce good quality work with high standards of grammar and spelling
How to apply
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