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A Level English Language and Literature at Ilfracombe Academy

Course description

The AQA A level English Language and Literature specification draws on the academic field of Stylistics in order to create an integrated English Language and Literature course which brings together literary and non-literary discourses.

This specification differs from those focused primarily on literature by extending its coverage beyond literature to explore differences and similarities between literary texts and others; it differs from those primarily focused on language by bringing the nature of literary discourse into sharper view. For many, it will feel a more natural progression from their GCSE studies in English as both English literature and English language have been taught side by side.

This specification offers opportunities for students to develop their subject expertise by engaging creatively, critically and independently with a wide range of texts. Students develop skills as producers and interpreters of language by creating texts themselves and critically reflecting on their own processes of production.

Course content

Paper 1: Telling Stories

Remembered Places – the representation of place

Imagined Worlds – point of view and genre in prose

Poetic Voices – the forms and functions of poetic voice

3 hour exam - 100 marks - 40% of A-level

Paper 2: Exploring Conflict

Writing about Society - the role of the individual in society, re-creative writing based on set texts

Critical commentary – evaluating own writing

Dramatic Encounters – conflict in drama

2 hours 30 minutes exam 100 marks 40% of A-level

Coursework 50 marks 20% of A-level

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 April 2015

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