English Language and Literature A Level -

ENGLISH LANGUAGE and LITERATURE

AQA 7707

WHY STUDY ENGLISH LANGUAGE and LITERATURE?

The aim of this course is to provide you with an integrated understanding of both language and literature texts in a practical, critical and analytic manner. You will have the opportunities to:

·         Lead in activities through presentations, research and critical analysis

·         Talk and express personal opinions, about HOW texts are created.

·         Develop your understanding of the structures which writers use in their writing. 

·         Respond to a variety of texts using literary and linguistic terminology

·         Gain an understanding of how language works in both the written and spoken word. 

·         Develop your ability to write creatively as well as analytically.

THE A LEVEL PROGRAMME OF STUDY

Views and Voices

·         Imagined Worlds: closed book examination

·         Poetic Voices: closed book examination.

People and Places

·         Anthology about Paris: closed book examination

·         Re-creative writing with critical commentary

Telling Stories

·         Anthology about Paris: closed book examination

·         Two prose from set texts: open book examination

·         Poetry set text: open book examination

Exploring conflict

·         Writing about society: open book examination

·         Dramatic encounters: open book examination

·         Personal investigation: non examination assessment (2500-3000 word personal investigation in literary and non-literary discourse)

HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The syllabus provides a good basis for the study of English, linguistics and foreign languages. English Language and Literature is an excellent preparation for any university course and is regarded highly amongst all universities. Students not intending to go to university have an excellent basis for entry into fields such as management or personnel work.

A CURRENT STUDENT’S PERSPECTIVE

“‘English Language and Literature is a challenging and diverse subject. It also ties in well with most other subjects.”

-  Dan Beckwith, Year 13

SUBJECT SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Students must have achieved grade 5 or higher in GCSE English literature AND English language. Grade 4 or higher is also required in mathemetics GCSE.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION please contact Ms Jackie Henderson jhe@sandon.essex.sch.uk