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English Literature and Language A Level at Queensbury Academy

Course description

An interesting and varied course where students will be given the opportunity to develop skills of analysis by engaging creatively, critically and independently with a wide range of texts, both fiction and non-fiction. The focus of this course is to build on the literary concepts already studied at GCSE whilst developing the ability to analyse texts using linguistic concepts and methods.

To succeed in this course, you should be prepared to work independently and have an interest in reading a variety of types of text, both whole and extracts. The course consists of 3 units at A-Level and 2 at AS.

Course content

A Level Component 1 - Telling Stories
40% (Written paper. 3 Hours/3 tasks/Open book in section B and
C) Students will study three texts: One AQA anthology: Paris, one prose text and one set poetry text.

A Level Component 2 – Exploring Conflict.
40% (Written paper/2 hours 30 minutes/2 tasks/open book). Students will undertake a piece of creative writing with an accompanying commentary, as well as answer
a question on a set drama text.

A Level Component 3 – Investigation – Making Connections (Coursework 2500 - 3000 words) Students will conduct an independent investigation and write a report based on a chosen theme and texts. They will also write an accompanying commentary explaining their methods or analysis.

Entry requirements

To be accepted on this course students are requires to have achieved at least a 6 grade at GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature.

Future opportunities

A versatile qualification recognised by all universities for its rigour and relevance to the skills required in the workplace.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensbury Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2018
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