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Combined English Language & Literature - A level at City College

Course description

This course incorporates both spoken and written English. Discussing fiction, non-fiction, prose and poetry will hone your critical and analytical skills, as well as investigating how language works at word, sentence and text/discourse levels.

Across the full course you will study four texts in detail and be encouraged to read more widely on your own. These texts will range across poetry, prose and drama and across different periods.

You will also study a further ‘non-literary’ anthology (i.e. non-fiction, essays, journalism), alongside your own personal investigation into a linguistic feature or literary theme.

Course content

Across the full course you will study four texts in detail, and be encouraged to read more widely on your own.

These texts will range across poetry, prose and drama, and across different periods.

You will also study a further ‘non-literary’ anthology (ie. non-fiction, essays, journalism), alongside your own personal investigation into a linguistic feature or literary theme.

Entry requirements

Minimum grades 5 English Language and English Literature are essential.

Assessment

Paper 1: Telling Stories (40% of A Level)

Written exam lasting three hours.

Paper 2: Exploring Conflict (40% of A Level)

Written exam lasting two hours and thirty minutes.

Non-exam assessment: Making Connections (20% of A Level)

Investigation on a chosen theme and texts. Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activity.

Financial information

The course is open to anyone who is aged 16-18 on the 31st August,  in the year that the course starts

Future opportunities

The majority of our students progress onto Higher Education, studying a wide variety of subjects. Related degrees students go on to study include speech & language therapy, education and English, teacher training both primary and secondary, English, English literature, English & American literature, linguistics, publishing, journalism and creative writing.

Further information

To find out more information please contact City College, on 01782 853535 or at infocitycollege@citylearningtrust.org

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College directly.

Last updated date: 02 May 2018
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