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English Language and Literature AS and A2 Level at Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

This is a great all-round course for creative writers and readers interested in exploring a wide range of literary and non-literary styles. You will study a diverse range of material: from famous speeches to film scripts and travelogues, to Shakespeare and traditional prose. You will read classics like ‘The Great Gatsby’ alongside a much broader variety of English texts, particularly non-fiction. You will study every aspect of texts from genre features to language features, text structure to audience appeal: all with a view to perfecting your analytical skills and developing your own unique writing style. The Edexcel Anthology (provided with the course) includes a variety of texts with a particular emphasis on non-fiction and media extracts; there is something for everyone to enjoy!

This course is ideal for those who love reading novels and dramas but who also enjoy crafting their own journalistic and creative writing. In the second year of the A-level, your coursework allows you to study two texts of your own choice in depth and to showcase your creative writing skills in a range of writing styles – something any budding novelist or journalist will relish.

Course content

Students study voices in speech and writing in non-literary and digital texts.

Entry requirements

A grade C at GCSE in both English Language and English Literature must have been achieved.


Examinations and essays.

Future opportunities

English graduates do things as diverse as working in law, design and technology, computing, journalism, publishing, accountancy, TV, music, education, retail, catering and writing

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 05 August 2016
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