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English Language & Literature A Level at Lydiard Park Academy

Course description

This course will encourage students to develop their interests and enjoyment in English as they: use integrated linguistic and literary approaches in their reading and interpretation of texts; engage creatively and independently with a wide range of spoken, written and multimodal texts, exploring the relationships between texts; undertake independent and sustained studies to develop their skills as producers and interpreters of language.

Course content

AS: Unit 1: Exploring Voices in Speech and Writing Examination: 2 hours 15 minutes Students will explore spoken and written language in literary, non-literary and multimodal texts of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Unit 2: Creating Texts Coursework: Two pieces of writing; one commentary on each Students will study one prose fiction text and one from either drama or poetry in relation to a given topic area and produce their own writing for different audiences and purposes.

A2: Unit 3: Varieties in Language and Literature Examination: 2 hours 45 minutes Students will study written and spoken language texts and either two drama or two poetry texts. They will also read a broad range of other texts relevant to a theme.

Unit 4: Presenting the World Coursework: One piece of literary writing; one piece of non-fiction writing and commentary Students will undertake topic-based research and reading.

Entry requirements

An A level English Language and Literature student should: ● Have a keen interest in reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts from different genres and periods ● Be hard-working and manage time effectively ● Make contributions to discussions in lessons and be willing to share and discuss ideas about texts and other writers’ work ● Work independently ● Be able to write essays ● Enjoy writing creatively and in different styles ● Be able to reflect on their work and make efforts to improve work.


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Future opportunities

● University degree in English or other subjects. ● Careers in teaching, media, business, law and many other professions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lydiard Park Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years