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English Literature and Language A Level at Tor Bridge High

Course description

This well established and fascinating A-Level is designed to encourage advanced study of the relationship between the English language and literature. The course builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding acquired at GCSE and will further students’ knowledge of the ways in which we communicate and form meaning. The course
provides many exciting opportunities to investigate the way we speak, how language works though literature and how language can define us and our environment.

Course content

Through the study of a range of literature, you will study how language is used to create meaning. You will study the following areas:
The structures of English language
How language choices shape meanings in texts
The ways in which individual texts are interpreted by different readers or listeners
How linguistic and literary approaches can inform interpretations of texts
The ways in which texts relate to each other and to the contexts in which they are produced and received
The significance of contextual factors in the production and reception of texts

Entry requirements

In order to study English Literature and Language at A-Level, you will need to have achieved at least a ‘6’ in your English Language GCSE.


You will be assessed through a mixture of coursework and external examinations. The coursework element will make up 20% of your final grade, with the examination components totalling 80%.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tor Bridge High directly.

Last updated date: 17 January 2018

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