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English Language and Literature A Level at Cleeve School

Course description

This is an exciting and creative course that enables students to continue reading a range of texts and also extend their creative writing skills from GCSE. In this course you will read, interpret and analyse a wide range of literary and non-literary texts, both spoken and written, in terms of their literary and linguistic features. You will have the opportunity to engage creatively and independently with a wide range of spoken, written and mulitmodal texts and produce your own in the coursework modules. You will also undertake independent studies to develop your own writing skills as producers and interpreters of texts.

Course content

Component 1
Exploring non-fiction and spoken texts.
Component 2
The language of poetry and plays.
Component 3
Reading as a writer, writing as a reader.
Independent study: analysing and producing texts.

Entry requirements

Students should have acieved a Grade 5 at GCSE in English or English Literature.


Three exams at the end of Year 13 worth 80% of the final grade. The Independent study is coursework and is worth 20% of the final grade.

Future opportunities

While studying English Language and Literature at A Level, you will become skilled in analysis of texts, you will learn to express ideas lucidly in discussion and will become confident at communicating your ideas fluently in writing. These very transferable skills will enable you to pursue a huge variety of different career paths. Students who gain a good grade in this A Level qualification will also be welcomed by universities and colleges to study a range of degrees and courses such as Creative Writing, Journalism, Law, Business and English Literature, and or English Language.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 November 2017
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