English Language & Literature A Level at Lydiard Park Academy
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.
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.
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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● 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.