English Language & Literature

Exam Board:

AQA

Entry Requirements:

Students require a minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE or equivalent, including a B grade or above in English.

Course Outline:

At AS, students complete two units of work, the first of which is examined and the other assessed through coursework.  Unit 1 is an ‘Introduction to Language and Literature Study’ and involves reading and understanding a variety of texts in the A level Anthology.  Unit 2 involves the study of two classic novels; ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley and ‘In Cold Blood’ by Truman Capote.  Students must produce a two-part assignment on these texts, including a creative response to one or both of them. 

Assessment:

One examination in June and a two-part assignment on a chosen pair of texts.

Into the future ….

This course is widely accepted as an entrance qualification to study English or any other Arts or Humanities subject at University. It is also a valuable qualification for a number of future careers, especially those in the Media and Business industries.