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English Language and Literature AS Level at Chipping Campden School

Course description

There are two examined components for the AS Level in English Language and Literature. The first component focuses on the OCR/EMC anthology of non-fiction spoken and written texts. Students compare two extracts from the anthology in the exam and then write a piece of original non-fiction from a choice of three tasks. The second component focuses on the same prose fiction texts and poetry texts as for A Level. In the AS exam, students respond to a question about an extract from their prose text, focusing on how the story is told.They then compare two poems from their collection, focusing on linguistic and literary techniques.

Course content

Non-Fiction Written and Spoken Texts
The Language or Literary Texts

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE English Language, plus grade C or above in GCSE English Literature.



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chipping Campden School directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017

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      through its excellent pastoral organisation. We welcome additional

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      Achievement is outstanding because students have access to an

      excellent curriculum and are taught extremely well. (OfSTED)

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      learn, achieve their potential and develop as fully rounded people

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      best progress possible

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