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English Literature and Language A2 AQA at Longdean School

Course description

This course will appeal to you if you have an interest in reading a wide variety of examples of language and literature and enjoy expressing your opinions and justifying your comments on texts. It will also help you develop your critical analytical and creative writing skills. You will read a variety of texts: drama, fiction, non-fiction, poetry and transcripts of the spoken word. A2 At A2, the course includes coursework as a means of applying the knowledge, understanding and insights gained from literary and linguistic studies. You will be asked to transform an original work into a different genre or sub genre. Candidates will demonstrate the use of appropriate terminology when analysing set texts. Drama texts will be included at A2 level. • Unit Three – Talk in Life and Literature. You will study a play and examples of talk in everyday life and will be asked to analyse them. • Unit Four – Coursework: Text Transformation. This coursework unit requires candidates to choose two literary works from a selection of prescribed authors and transform them into different genres. How is the course examined or assessed? The course will be examined by coursework (30%) and examination paper (70%). The quality of written communication will be assessed in all units.

Future opportunities

English Language and Literature is one of the most universally accepted qualifications for entry to Higher Education. It forms a basis for further specialist study of Linguistics and/or Literature at degree level. Qualifications in English can lead to careers in journalism, media work, advertising, business, publishing, management, the law ... even teaching.You will follow this course with two or three other AS levels or an Advanced Diploma and, additionally, the compulsory core such as PSHE, RE, PE/Games

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 January 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year