You will create and study both fiction and non-fiction texts in A Level English Language & Literature. Designed with a focus on the integration of language and literature, this course will enable you to see how linguistic and literary methods are related. You will engage creatively and independently with a variety of spoken, written and multi-modal texts.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including Maths, with at least two at grade 6, including English Language, and English Literature at grade 5.
After studying this course, students go on to study or work in the following fields:
- Speech therapy
- Creative Writing.
- Imagined worlds – point of view and genre in prose (fantasy novel)
- Poetic voices – the forms and functions of poetic voice (poetry anthology)
- Writing about society – the role of the individual in society, and re-creative writing based on set texts (American Novel)
- Critical commentary – evaluating own writing
- Dramatic encounters – conflict in drama (20th century drama)
- Remembered places – the representation of place (non-fiction anthology, Paris)
- Making connections – investigation on a chosen theme and texts (Independent project using fiction and non-fiction text)
- Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities
Planned Trips & Guest Speakers
Students attend theatre performances and the Cheltenham and Birmingham Literary Festivals. In addition, depending upon availability we take students to Coughton Court in Warwickshire to hear different speakers.