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English Language & Literature AS & A Level at Beauchamps High School

Course description

This course combines a study of English Literature with a comprehensive study of the way that the English Language is crafted to create meaning and to be applicable to context in a variety of forms. Students study a variety of fiction (prose, poetry and drama) and non-fiction texts in order to analyse the way that the spoken word, language and structure are manipulated to convey theme and expression.

Students will study texts from an anthology and will also answer questions on an unseen passage in the examination.

The skills in studying English Language and Literature are invaluable in allowing students the opportunity to develop their own research and analytical skills whilst also furthering communication skills to an exceptionally high level.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or above in GCSE English Literature and English Language.


The course is composed of a 20% coursework element with 80% examination. Students will have the opportunity to discuss and analyse texts read in class and also to continue in some wider reading of their own choice.

Future opportunities

English Language and Literature is a highly sought after A Level in a wide variety of careers, especially those calling for excellent communication and analytical skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beauchamps High School directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016

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