Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who are interested in both the literary and linguistic aspects of texts. Students will study two prose texts, a play, a range of unseen texts and an anthology of texts containing a variety of genres. Students will produce two original writing pieces with a commentary.

You could complement your studies with enrichment activities including work experience or Creative Writing society.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who;

  • Have an interest in grammar and how writers target specific audiences when producing particular genres is essential to the understanding of the course unit.
  • Have an interest in how both written and spoken language works
  • Enjoy reading books, watching and listening to films and plays
  • Are interested in how stories work
  • Are curious as to how writers use words to influence an audience
  • Enjoy reading various texts and analysing them closely
  • Are curious as to how language and social influences affect each other
  • Enjoy writing in a variety of ways, for a variety of purposes

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by coursework (20%) and exams (80%). The Two Components are:

  • ┬áVoices in Speech and Writing;
  • Varieties in Language and Literature.

A Level

Course Leader:
David Green

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Grade 5 in English Language and Literature and an average points score of 4.6 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by coursework (20%) and exams (80%).