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English Language and Literature A Level at Southend High School for Girls

Course description

This course is designed with a focus on the integration of
two familiar subjects, literature and language. You will
study a selection of literature and non-fiction, learning to
engage creatively and independently with written, spoken
and multi-modal texts. Building upon the skills and concepts
with which you are already familiar, you will be encouraged
to see how literary and linguistic methods are related.
You will explore links between a range of engaging texts
and develop a wide range of skills. These include the ability to
read critically, analyse, evaluate and undertake independent


Course content

1. Remembered Places, Imagined Worlds and Poetic Voices,
which is 40% of the A level and is comprised of a three
hour examination.

2. Writing about Society and Dramatic Encounters, which
is assessed via a two and a half hour examination
and 40% of the A level.

3. Making Connections, which is 20% of the A level and
functions as a coursework component.

Entry requirements

Grade B or higher in English Language and Literature

Future opportunities

The study of English Language and Literature is highly valued
and can be combined with arts, humanities, science or
mathematics for entry into Higher Education.

At university this subject is useful for any course with a
detailed study of language or literature, including Foreign
Languages, Linguistics, Law, History and Education.

English Language and Literature teaches a broad range of
transferrable skills and is excellent preparation for careers in
law, teaching, civil and social services, nursing, journalism
and media, libraries, human resources and most management

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southend High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years