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English Language and Literature A level at Newbury College

Course description

A Level English Language and Literature provides an integrated approach to the study of English which students will discover deepens their understanding of both language and literature, and enriches their experience of English. This course is designed to ensure the right balance and coverage of the two disciplines, enabling students to see how linguistic and literary methods are related and to explore these links in their work.

 

These qualifications are linear. Linear means that students will sit all the A Level exams at the end of their A Level course. (i.e. after two years).

Y1: Subject content Imagined Worlds Poetic Voices Remembered Places Re-creative Writing Critical commentary Methods of language analysis underpin each component.

Entry requirements

Ordinarily, the entrance requirement would be a B at GCSE, although exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Curriculum Manager.

Assessment

Paper 1: Views and Voices Imagined worlds - point of view and genre in prose Poetic voices - the forms and functions of poetic voice Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes 75 marks 50% Section A - Imagined worlds One compulsory question on prose set text (35 marks) Section B - Poetic voices One compulsory question on poetry set text (40 marks) Paper 2: People and Places Remembered places - the representation of place Re-creative writing - adapting and shaping original material Critical commentary - evaluating own writing Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes 75 marks 50% Section A - Remembered places One compulsory question on the AQA Anthology: Paris (40 marks) Section B - Re-creative writing One piece of re-creative writing using extract provided in Section A (15 marks) Critical commentary (20 marks).

Future opportunities

A Level English Language and Literature is an important progressive qualification for HE and University entrance into English, Arts and Humanities subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newbury College directly.

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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