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English Language and Literature A Level at Chipping Campden School

Course description

There are three examined components and one non-exam assessment component. The first component focuses on non-fiction spoken and written texts from an OCR/EMC anthology. You will compare an anthology text with a short unseen text which is clearly linked by, for example, theme, purpose or mode. The second component explores poetry and drama. The third component involves the study of narrative fiction, from a choice of six prose texts. Students explore narrative methods and techniques in their chosen text, and then apply their knowledge and understanding in the production of their own opening to a narrative. The Non-exam assessment comprises two tasks - an analytical essay comparing a non-fiction text with a free choice text from any genre and the production of a non-fiction original writing piece.

Course content

Non-Fiction Written and Spoken Texts
The Language of Poetry and Plays
Reading as Writer, Writing as Reader
Independent Study

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE English Language, plus grade C or above in GCSE Literature.


Examinations and essays.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chipping Campden School directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017

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