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English Language & Literature (AQA—Spec.B) at St Augustine's Catholic College

Course description

This course is an introduction to the study of language and
literature using an anthology of literary and non-literary
texts alongside the study of literary text alongside wider
reading. Unit 1 requires candidates to study an Anthology of
thematically linked spoken and written texts which will offer
them the opportunity to consider the three major literary
genres and a range of non-literary texts. The chosen texts will
offer candidates the opportunity to consider the
development of language and style over time. The
coursework element of Unit 2 gives candidates the
opportunity to study major prose genres, including fiction
and literary
AS: Unit 1 Introduction to Language and Literature Study
60% of AS, 30% of A Level
1 hour 30 minutes written examination
Two questions: one on an unseen text(s) related to the
theme(s) of the Anthology, produced by the exam board as a
set text; the second on the Anthology itself.
Unit 2 Themes in Language and Literature
40% of AS, 20% of A Level
Coursework Unit
Two-part assignment on chosen pair of texts: discussion of a
set theme in relation to
the texts; a piece of creative writing, demonstrating
understanding of texts as a whole.
A2 Examinations
A2: Unit 3 -Talk in Life and Literature
30% of A Level
2 hour written examination
Two questions: one based on extract from prescribed play;
one requiring comparison of
unseen texts.
Unit 4 Text Transformation
20% of A Level
Coursework Unit
Coursework folder of transformed texts and associated
commentary or commentaries.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Augustine's Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

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