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English Language and Literature A Level at The Folkestone School for Girls

Course description

English Language & Literature - AQA

Course content

This course is both creative and analytical. The specification focuses closely on Stylistics, with careful consideration given to how language choices create representations, both in literary and non-literary texts. We consider how “words create worlds” and the specification encourages students to analyse a range of texts, and in some cases, to create texts of their own based on what they have studied. Students develop skills as producers and interpreters of language by creating texts themselves and critically reflecting on their own processes of production.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 6 or above in English Language and Literature


Paper 1: Telling Stories Section A – Remembered Places: One compulsory question on the AQA Anthology: Paris. Section B – Imagined Worlds: One question from a choice of two on prose set text. Section C – Poetic Voices: One question from a choice of two on poetry set text. Paper 2: Exploring Conflict Section A – Writing about Society: One piece of re-creative writing using set text accompanied by a written commentary. Section B – Dramatic Encounters: One question from a choice of two on drama set text. Paper 3: Making Connections (Coursework) A personal investigation that explores a specific technique or theme in both literary and non-literary discourse

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to English Language and Literature Studies such as a Teacher, Journalist or Author.

Further information

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 01 December 2017
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