A Level English Language and Literature at Ilfracombe Academy
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.
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.