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English Language & Literature AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

To cultivate an appreciation of English Literature and English Language and become a confident reader, qualities that are prized universally. The course develops the skills of critical interpretation and analysis as well as improving a student’s ability to write concisely and fluently.

The qualification promotes independent thinking and critical response to a range of literary and non-literary texts, giving an understanding of the breadth and diversity of the literary canon. Students will also be introduced to the study of stylistics, re-creative writing and travel writing.

Regular theatre trips are run to enhance the learning experience and stimulate creativity.

Course content

AS Only

  • Views and Voices
    50% weighting
  • People and Places
    50% weighting

A Level Full Course

  • Telling Stories
    40% weighting
  • Exploring Conflict
    40% weighting
  • Making Connections
    20% weighting
    Interanlly Assessed

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B in English Language. Candidates will be asked to attend an interview

Future opportunities

English Language and Literature is a good foundation for employment, or it may lead you on to higher education courses such as Literature, Language and Linguistics degrees, Creative Writing degrees and Journalism.

Employers will recognise the skills gained whilst studying: experience of independent study, text production, analysis of speech and a high level of literacy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 13 October 2016
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