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English Language and Literature A Level at Landau Forte College

Course description

The course seeks to encourage the study and enjoyment of Language and Literature and the ways that they complement each other. In this respect, it is a natural progression from GCSE English, incorporating the study of a wide and diverse range of texts and the consideration of how meanings are created for a particular audience. At the same time, the course will develop skills in using language for a variety of purposes.

Course content

AS Level:

- Paper 1 - Views and Voices
- Paper 2 - People and Places

Texts studied will include The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Attwood, AQA Anthology: Paris, poetry by Carol Ann Duffy and a variety of texts on which to base re-creative writing tasks.

A2 Level:

- Paper 1 - Telling Stories
- Paper 2 - Exploring Conflict
- Non-exam Assessment

At A Level, students will study the same texts as at AS Level plus The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Othello by William Shakespeare and produce a piece of Non-exam Assessment or NEA

Entry requirements

GCSEs graded 9-6 in English Language AND English Literature.


AS Level English Language and Literature will be assessed through examinations. At A Level, students will be required to complete a Non-exam Assessment (NEA) and a terminal examination. Students will be examined on the study of a novel, poetry and re-creative writing at AS Level and two novels, poetry, nonfiction texts and a Shakespeare play at A Level.

Future opportunities

An open mind and a genuine interest in and enjoyment of reading are vital. A curiosity about language and the way it is used to influence others will aid your studies in all areas of the course. This course will obviously benefit those who have a particular interest in English, and it is complementary to any Modern Foreign Language study, Humanities study or Arts study.

Degree courses which lead on from your study of this subject will obviously be influenced by the other A Levels which you have taken, however, if this is your area of interest options include: English Language and Literature courses, Journalism, Law, Communications courses, Sociology/Humanities-based courses, and Primary and Secondary Teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

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