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AS/A2 Levels: English Language and Literature at Hind Leys College (Iveshead School)

Course description

The English Language and Literature A level course requires students to read a range of texts, both literary and non-literary with insight, and to write in different forms analytically and creatively. 

Entry requirements

Minimum of grade 4 in English and grade 5 in Maths and 3 other A*-C GCSEs.


There are two examinations.  In the first, students answer questions on texts they have read and worked on throughout the course.  Poetry, novels and an anthology of texts form the basis of this examination.  For the second paper, students write responses to another novel they have studied during the course, and also a play. Students also produce a coursework essay, worth 20% of the final mark, in which they explore connections between literary and non-literary texts on a subject of their choice.

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for students who wish to pursue careers in journalism, teaching, publishing, public relations, writing, business, tourism, management and many others.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask for Mr Chisholm or Mr Bailey.

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: 19 December 2016
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    • Hind Leys College shares campus with Shepshed High School, St Botolphs C of E Primary School, Hind Leys Pre-School, The Oak Treehouse Nursery and Shepshed Toy Library.

      Shepshed Campus is only a short distance off Leicester Road from the A512, off Junction 23 of the M1.  The nearest train station is Loughborough.

      Bus links include Arriva bus nos. 126 and 127,  Paul Winson nos. 4 and 129, connecting Shepshed to Leicester, Loughborough, Coalville and Ashby de la Zouch.  

      Students attending Hind Leys College from the catchment areas and neighbouring villages are bussed to college through the Leicestershire County Council school transport provision.