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A Level English Language and Literature at Huddersfield New College

Course description

There’s so much more to English than the words we speak! English Language and Literature Combined will see you developing the ability to analyse texts and the different techniques writers use to achieve their objective and communicate effectively with their audience. Some of the topics you will cover include:

- Studying texts such as The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold and Shakespeare’s Othello

- Exploring poetry including selected poems by Seamus Heaney

- A creative writing project

Through analysing texts and understanding how English can be used to persuade, inform or connect with someone, you will enhance your communication skills!

Course content

Our highly qualified teachers help you to develop your love of language and literature through a variety of teaching methods. During lessons, and as part of your independent learning, you will discuss and develop your ideas through taking an open minded approach. You will look at writers’ techniques, some sociolinguistic theory and a range of genres. This subject is a good combination with subjects that involve a high level of essay writing such as History, Government and Politics, Psychology and Sociology.


Entry requirements

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature, if taken.  The GCSE English Literature grade cannot be lower than a GCSE grade 4.

General entry criteria will also apply, this is available on our website.

Future opportunities

English Language and Literature Combined is a facilitating subject, and as a highly respected academic A Level, is accepted for a huge range of courses by universities. Students may opt for careers where excellent communication skills are key, such as Journalism, Teaching, Advertising, Human Resources or even the legal profession!

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 January 2019
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