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English Literature AS/A-Level at Cranford Community College

Course description

English Language and Literature is a challenging course that requires students to analyse and explore a range of modern texts within critical and analytical frameworks. The OCR English Language and Literature qualification will build on the knowledge, understanding and skills established at GCSE, introducing learners to the discipline of advanced literary studies and analysis, and requires reading of all the major literary genres of poetry, prose and drama as well as a range of non-fiction texts, spoken language and non-traditional forms of communication. Learners are also able to develop their creative writing, showing understanding of how writers create effects and using these features in their own original fiction and non-fiction texts.

Entry requirements

Normally CC in English Language and English Literature.


Component 1: Exploring non-fiction and spoken texts

  • (Closed text) 32 marks Written paper - 1 hour Worth 16% of A Level

Component 2: The language of poetry and plays

  • (Closed text) 64 marks Written paper - 2 hours Worth 32% of A level

Component 3: Reading as a writer, writing as a reader

  • (Open text) 64 marks Written paper – 2 hours Worth 32% of A level

Component 4: Independent study: analysing and producing texts

  • 40 marks non-examined assessment Worth 20% of A level

Future opportunities

English Language and Literature develops your written and analytical skills and therefore is highly regarded by universities and frequently required for entry to degree courses as most degrees will require essay writing and written analysis.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cranford Community College directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years