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English Language and Literature A Level at Willenhall E-ACT Academy

Course description

This English Language and Literature specification draws on the academic field of stylistics in order to create an integrated course which brings together literary and non-
literary discourses. It focuses on shared concepts about the way language choices create representations, both in literary and non-literary texts: words create worlds, both in literature and elsewhere.

Course content

Telling Stories’ and ‘Exploring Conflict’ Here, you will learn about how different stories are told and why stories are ‘telling’, or valuable, within societies. You will consider why people tell stories; what ingredients there are to a good story and how language choices construct ideas of conflict between people, and between people and their societies. Also, you will explore the way that society and conflict are presented through language choices and produce your own re-creative piece using different stimuli.

Making Connections
This part of the subject content focuses on language use in different types of text. It is called 'Making Connections' because it requires students to make active connections
between a literary text and some non- literary material. The connections must be based either on a chosen theme or on the idea that particular linguistic strategies and features may occur in the different types of material.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement for this course is a 6 at GCSE.


This course will be assessed through two examinations at both AS Level (50% each) and A Level (40% each) with a non-examination assessment (20%) to complete the whole course.

Future opportunities

Former students have continued on to Higher Education at universities of their choice to study different strands of Language and Literature, which can then be combined with other courses such as Media. Students have also completed University courses in the fields of
Law, Business, Creative Writing, Drama and the Sciences. From University, students have continued into a career in law, teaching, journalism and the business sector. Some students have chosen to delve straight into the world of work, through either full-time employment or apprenticeships.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Willenhall E-ACT Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 December 2017
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