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English Language and Literature A Level (AQA) at Marling School

Course description

An A level in English Language and Literature is a highly challenging and rigorous development of skills learnt at GCSE. This course will enable candidates to develop a combined discipline of integrated literary and linguistic analysis. It is the investigation into the workings of spoken and written modes and the skills of re-creating texts. The course will combine the study of non-fiction and media texts with the traditional study of fiction texts and will suit those students who are fascinated by the workings of the English language both in everyday usage and in the creation of fictional worlds. The emphasis of the course concentrates more directly on the workings of language and therefore may suit students who are passionate about English.

Course content

Year 1 of Linear A level Course

Imagined Worlds – point of view and genre in prose

Poetic Voices – the forms and functions of poetic voice

Remembered Places – the representation of place

Re-creative Writing – adapting and shaping original material

Critical Commentary – evaluating own writing

Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities

Entry requirements

Students are required to achieve at least a Grade B at GCSE level English Language and Literature.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years