English Language and Literature A level at Our Lady's Catholic College
Our A-level English Language and Literature specificaon draws on the academic field of Styliscs in order to create an integrated English Language and Literature course which brings together literary and non-literary discourses. This specificaon integrates literary and linguisc fields via shared concepts about the way language choices create representaons, both in literary and non-literary texts.
In Year 1 candidates will develop integrated literary and linguisc analysis through the study of set texts and the anthology. Students will develop their own analycal wring skills and develop their understanding of analycal terminology as well as exploring the use of language and style in a text. Students will produce their own wring based on the study of a range of wring genres as well as crically evaluang their own producons.
During Year 2 the specificaon ulises non exam assessment (NEA) as a means of developing integrated literary and linguisc analysis where pupils work independently to invesgate and explore a specific technique or theme in both literary and non-literary discourse. Candidates will demonstrate the use of appropriate terminology when analysing texts and will discuss and evaluate the relaonships between different text types.
GCSE English Language or English Literature—Grade 5
Year 1 Assessments
- Component 1: Telling Stories (wri(en paper) 3 hour exam (40%)
- ’The Lovely Bones’
- Alice Seabold
- A Paris Anthology
- Carol Ann Duffy poetry
Year 2 Assessments
- Component 2: Exploring Conflict (wri(en paper) 2 hour 30 minutes exam (40%)
- ’The Great Gatsby’ - F. Sco( Fitzgerald
- ’A Streetcar Named Desire’ - Tennessee Williams
- Component 3: Making connecons (Non exam assessment) 2500-3000 words (20%)
-’ 1984’ - George Orwell
An advanced qualificaon in English can lead to a wide variety of careers, for example in Media, Communicaons, Educaon, Management, Law, Tourism, Journalism, Librarianship, to the more specialised areas of theatre, poetry or wring.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Our Lady's Catholic College directly.