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English Language and Literature A level at St Peter's RC High School & Sixth Form Centre

Course description

English Language and Literature builds on the skills and knowledge already gained at GCSE and helps prepare students for their next steps.

The course allows students to develop a wide range of skills; including the ability to read critically, analyse, evaluate and undertake independent research. These skills are invaluable for both further study and future employment.

Course content

A Level English Language and Literature enables students to see how linguistic and literary methods are related and to explore these links in their work. The course extends its coverage beyond literature to explore differences and similarities between literary texts and others and by bringing the nature of literary discourse into sharper view.

The course offers opportunities for students to develop their subject expertise by engaging creatively, critically and independently with a wide range of texts. Using literary and linguistic concepts and methods, students analyse literary and non-literary texts in a range of modes and genres.

Students will also develop skills as producers and interpreters of language by creating texts themselves and critically reflecting on their own processes of production.

Entry requirements

The general requirement to enter St Peter's Sixth Form to study 3 A levels, is 5 GCSEs at grade C / level 4 or above including English and Mathematics. Equivalent qualifications will be taken into account.

Required for this course:

5 in GCSE English Language and English Literature

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Peter's RC High School & Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 04 January 2017
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