English Language and Literature - A Level at Hanley Castle High School
This course will appeal to students who:
◦ have an interest in reading a wide variety of literature
◦ enjoy expressing their opinions and justifying their comments on texts
◦ enjoy studying a subject which is relevant to their own lives and experiences while widening their horizons.
This course draws on the academic field of Stylistics in order to create an integrated English Language and Literature course, bringing together literary and non-literary discourses. This combination integrates literary and linguistic fields via shared concepts about the way language choices create representations; words create worlds, both in literature and elsewhere.
The focus of teaching and learning is also guided to some extent by the set text choices, which haave all been chosen for their accessibility and position as ideal vehicles for the application of students’ knowledge across the key areas of learning.
A minimum of grade C at GCSE in English Language and in English Literature, preferably with a grade B in English Language, and strong recommendation from your current English teacher.
English Language and Literature can be studied as a single subject in higher education, or combined with a wide variety of other subjects. Many students will also use their qualification to go straight into employment rather than higher education. A very wide range of occupations is open to students with A level in English Language and Literature. This can include the opportunity to receive further training in areas such as journalism, the media or the law.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hanley Castle High School directly.