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English Language & Literature AS Level at East Berkshire College

Course description

Do you enjoy all aspects of English, including learning how people communicate both in speaking and writing?

Are you looking for a balanced course where you can analyse spoken language, journalism, biography and travel writing, as well as literary works.

This course introduces you to all forms of writing and speaking, and will encourage your understanding of various aspects of communication.


Course content

This course is modular and follows the Edexcel syllabus.

The AS consists of two units.

Unit 1 introduces you to the study of spoken language and the voice in texts. It teaches you a new range of terminology.

Unit 2 is a coursework option which requires the study of a selection of texts and these become the basis of your own pieces of writing.

Entry requirements

  • There is an entry requirement of five GCSEs at grade C and above, including English Language.


The course is delivered through classroom- based activities, lectures and seminars with particular emphasis on class discussion and shared ideas on texts.

Independent student study is also required.

Future opportunities

  • Grade D and above at AS level leads to A2 English Language and Literature.
  • Careers where effective communication skills are needed.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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