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English Language and Literature A level at Central Lancaster High School

Course description

The course is aimed at students who wish to follow the 2 strands of English:

  • Language
  • Literature

The language element allows you to examine language used in the world around us.  The literature aspect will give you the opportunity to analyse in depth a range of varied texts.

Course content

The AS level is split into 2 units:

ELLA1 - Integrated Analysis and Text Production - 2 set texts

ELLA2 - Analysing Speech and its Representation - 1 set text and an unseen analysis


A2 level - 2 further units:

ELLA3 - Comparative Analysis and Text Adaptation - set text and an unseen analysis

ELLA4 - Comparative Analysis through Independent Study - coursework task on 2 texts.

You will be expected to complete most of the reading of the set texts independently and take part in group discussions about key stylistic features.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* - C with a grade B in GCSE English and GCSE Literature


ELLA1 - 1 hour 30 minutes exam - 75 marks - 50% of AS (25% of A level)

ELLA2 - 1 hour 30 minutes exam - 75 marks - 50% of AS (25% of A level)

ELLA3 - 2 hour 30 minutes exam - 100 marks - 30% of A level

ELLA4 - coursework - 60 marks - 20% of A level

Financial information

Purchase of set texts if students wish to annotate copies - 3 set texts in year 12 and 3 further set texts in year 13.

Future opportunities

All university degree courses would accept this course and it is key for Teaching, Business, Journalism, Marketing and Media.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central Lancaster High School directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2016
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