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English Language and Literature A-level at South Essex College

Course description

This course will give you the knowledge and skills required to go on to higher education and pursue a career in this field.

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Course content

Year one:

  • views and voices: prose fiction that constructs imaginary worlds; poetry that constructs a strong sense of personal perspective
  • people and places: literary and non-literary discourses in the AQA Paris Anthology

Year two:

  • coursework (20% of final A-level): personal investigation (2,500-3,000 words) that explores a specific technique or theme in both literary and non-literary discourse
  • exploring conflict: writing about society which involves a re-creative task and commentary based on a novel
  • dramatic encounters: you will study the ways writers use language to create dramatic effects

Entry requirements

  • English language and English literature at grade six/grade B or above
  • maths at grade four/grade C or above
  • two additional GCSEs at grade four/grade C or above


  • written exams: 80%
  • coursework: 20%

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

Higher education at university or college in the creative and social sciences, such as journalism or creative writing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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