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English Language & Literature at West Derby School

Course description

Assessment Objectives

AO1 Select and apply a range of linguistic methods, to communicate relevant knowledge using appropriate terminology and coherent, accurate written expression.

AO2 Demonstrate critical understanding of a range of concepts and issues relating to the construction and analysis of meanings in spoken and written language, using knowledge of linguistic approaches.

AO3 Analyse and evaluate the influence of contextual factors on the production and reception of spoken and written language, showing knowledge of the key constituents of language.

AO4 Demonstrate expertise and creativity in the use of English in a range of different contexts informed by linguistic study.

Content Year 12 - AS Level
Module 1 Introduction to Language & Literature Study (Written exam) Analysing a variety of texts in a themed Anthology, the theme for 2014-15 is Food Glorious Food

Module 2 Themes in Language & Literature (Coursework) The theme for 2014-15 is Exploitation and the two texts are ‘Heart of Darkness’ and ‘Blood River’.

Year 13 - A2 Level
Module 3 Talk in Life & Literature (Written exam) A study of how language works in everyday conversations and Literature (Shakespeare)

Module 4 Textual Transformation (Coursework) This coursework unit requires candidates to choose two literary works from the selection of prescribed authors and transform them into different genres and then write two commentaries analysing their choices.

Entry requirements

To enter the AS/A Level English Language and Literature course students will need to have achieved at least a GCSE grade B in English Language and also preferably in Literature.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Derby School directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years