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English Language and Literature A level at Accrington and Rossendale College

Course description

English Language and Literature is a stimulating, varied and particularly useful subject at A-level. The course is an excellent choice for students who have enjoyed both areas of English at GCSE level and who are just as interested in non-fiction and non-literary writing as they are in great plays and novels.

Course content

AS Level:
Imagined Worlds Poetic Voices Remembered Places Re-creative Writing Critical commentary
Methods of language analysis underpin each component:

A Level:
Remembered Places Imagined Worlds Poetic Voices
Writing about Society Critical commentary Dramatic Encounters Making Connections
Methods of language analysis underpin each component

Entry requirements

As part of a Full A Level Programme – 4 x A*-B grades at GCSE. Students must have a minimum of a B grade in English.

As Part of a BTEC Options Programme – 5 x A-C grades at GCSE including Maths and English.


At AS the subject will be assessed by exam only. At A-level the subject will be assessed by 80% examination and 20% coursework.

Future opportunities

English Language and Literature is highly regarded by universities and can lead to a degree course in English or in a range of other subjects. A recent survey indicated that English graduates enter careers varying from teaching to management and marketing; to journalism and the arts.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Accrington and Rossendale College directly.

Last updated date: 15 January 2016
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