English Language and Literature, A Level
This programme will allow you to explore many examples of prose along with different readers and
audiences. You will do your own writing and study literary texts, including Shakespeare.
Group discussion forms a large part of this programme, and you will have plenty of scope for your own creative work. You will also explore how writers adapt their style to suit their particular audience, the different ways we use language when we talk and when we write, how writers create voices, how the development of internet technologies is affecting language usage and much more.
How will I be assessed?
Exams (80%) and coursework (20%) in your second year.
What could I do after this course?
This programme can help you get on to a wide range of university courses, including English, creative writing, journalism, politics and history.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths.
Take a look at a day in the life of our A-level student Rosie!
Occupations related to English Language and Literature, A Level
Author, Writer or Translator
Job holders in this unit group write, edit and evaluate literary material for publication excluding material for newspapers, magazines and other periodicals but including scripts and narrative for film, TV, radio and computer games and animations; and translate spoken and written statements into different languages.
Employment in region: 583 positions
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Rosie, A Level - Psychology, Sociology and Business Studies
College is a time to aspire and dream, and what makes Weston different is that they help you every step of the way to reach those dreams.
FORMER SCHOOL: Clevedon School.
Rosie is set to study Human and Social Sciences at Cardiff University