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English Language and Literature, A Level
What will I do on this course?
This course 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 course, 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 course 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.
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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.
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What our students say
Naomi Race, A Level - Psychology, sociology and English
“The college has opened up a load of new experiences and enabled me to try new things”
Former school: Broadoak
A Levels: Psychology, sociology and English
What next? Naomi achieved three As and will progress to study English and sociology at Leeds University.