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English Language & Literature A Level at Halesowen College

Course description

The course offers you the opportunity to read widely, and write for a number of different purposes and audiences. Your reading will include prose, poetry and drama, as well as non-fiction texts, by writers from diverse backgrounds.

There are lots of opportunities for discussion and exchange of ideas. Alongside essay writing, you will produce an autobiography, short stories, travel writing and texts for performance. Frequent feedback on your work, from well qualified subject specialists, and opportunities to evaluate a range of texts, supports you in reaching your full potential.

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Entry requirements

  • At least 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C across a range of subject areas, including both English Language and English Literature

You will need to retake GCSE Maths as part of your programme if you do not have a grade C. You may be advised to retake GCSE Science, depending on your chosen career.


Assessment

The course is assessed by written exams (60%) and coursework (40%).


Further information

This course is well suited to those who love reading and writing and talking about texts. There are opportunities throughout the course to take part in extra-curricular activities, such as visits to Shakespeare's Globe, theatre trips and meeting visiting speakers. There will also be an opportunity to write for wider audiences about a range of subjects in a departmental magazine.

English Language & Literature cannot be combined with A Level English Literature.

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 October 2016
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