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English Language and Literature A level at Davenant Foundation School

Course description

The course draws on the academic field of stylistics, where you will study a range of literary texts and non-literary extracts which have been produced by a variety of writers working in different centuries.

The focus of study is on the significance of place, point of view, and genre in prose texts; the forms and functions of poetic voice; the individual in society, and conflict in drama. You will learn how to creatively recast texts into different genres, and on developing your research and writing skills.

Works of literature and non-fiction extracts are examined with a view to developing your critical and creative skills in writing. You will learn to make connections between texts and gain confidence in your use of literary and linguistic terminology.

A Level texts are studied in Year 12 and revisited in Year 13.

Course content

Telling Stories in prose fiction (novel), poetry, and a range of literary and non- literary extracts.

Exploring Conflict: a re-creative response to prose fiction (novel) and associated commentary.

Conflict in Drama: an exploration of conflict in a drama text.

A personal investigation into a specific technique or theme in literary and non-literary discourse for non-exam assessment (assessed by teachers, moderated by AQA).

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s including Mathematics at A*-C (or 4-9), minimum of Grade 6 or above in both English Language and English Literature.

Further information

An English A Level will provide you with a variety of skills that are essential for further study and a range of professional careers such as journalism, law, teaching, media, business, politics, diplomacy, and many others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Davenant Foundation School directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2017

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