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English Language and Literature AS Level at Wheatley Park School

Course description

English Language and Literature is the right course for you if:

  • You enjoy reading and writing fiction and non-fiction;
  • You enjoy reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. You want to investigate different types of writing and try writing in a similar style yourself;
  • You enjoy analysing the details of language, learning new terminology and thinking about how language is used to convey ideas;
  • You are interested in the details of how language works in speech as well as writing.



Course content

English Language and Literature A Level can lead to a wide range of career options. Students often go on to degree courses in language, literature, media, communications and journalism. Career options after an English Language or communications degrees include publishing, advertising, journalism, public relations, teaching, administration and management, but English graduates enter a wide variety of professions.

Entry requirements

The basic entry requirement for Level 3 courses in Wheatley Park Sixth Form is to complete 8 GCSEs or equivalent, including a minimum of grade 4 in five subjects which must include English and Mathematics.



The AS English Language and Literature course is organised in two units. Each unit is assessed by an exam at the end of the year:

Paper 1: Views and Voices

  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold - 1 question
  • Poetry by Carol Ann Duffy - 1 question

Assessed by written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes - 50% of AS level

Paper 2: People and Places

  • Students will study an anthology of texts about Paris
  • Re-creative Writing - 1 question
  • Critical commentary - 1 question

Assessed by written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes - 50% of AS level

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 November 2017

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