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English Language & Literature A Level at Chapeltown Academy

Course description

About the course

English Language and Literature is a stimulating creative course which enables you to develop integrated literary and linguistic analysis. The course has a good balance of literature and writing and will enable you to improve your reading, writing and communication skills preparing you for university or the world of work.
The first year focuses on integrated analysis and text production. The aim of this year is for you to learn about spoken language and how it is used in everyday situations, exploring language change, Standard English, dialect and slang. You will study language terminology enabling you to analyse a set literary text and also produce an effective creative piece of work based on the set literary text. You will also analyse how representations of speech are depicted in one of the set literary texts.

In the second year you will conduct an independent study of two set literary texts and learn how to adapt existing non-literary texts. You can take your analysis further by looking at language, audience and purpose within non-fiction writing such as journalism and adapting what you read to re create your own writing pieces aimed to appeal to a particular audience and purpose.

As a traditional A Level, the focus is on analysis and debate. The course aims to give you the opportunity to appreciate and enjoy the study of a wide range of literature, and a firm grasp of how the written and spoken word impacts on us.

English Language and Literature would be a good A Level to study if you enjoy reading novels, plays, speeches, newspaper articles, speech transcripts and poetry. You should enjoy discussing meanings in language and literature and want to improve your analytical and writing skills.

Will this subject suit me?

The ideal student would take an interest in language, creative writing, reading and contemporary culture. You would enjoy the intellectual challenge the subject entails, enjoy developing reading and writing skills and be prepared to grapple with abstract ideas.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Basic Entry Requirements are 4 in Maths and 4 in English Language.

All other requirements are determined at interview subject to course choices.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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