A Level - English Language and Literature (Combined)
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
The aim of the course is to encourage you to develop your interest, enjoyment and analytical skills in the fields of both language and literature as you:
- Use integrated linguistic and literary approaches in your reading and interpretation of texts;
- Engage creatively and independently with a wide range of spoken, written and multimodal texts, at the same time exploring the relationships between texts;
- Experiment with different types of re- creative writing, making connections between your own writing and the genre conventions of the texts you study.
Throughout the two year course you will read widely and study in close linguistic detail a selection of literary and non-literary texts including poetry, drama and prose fiction, newspaper and magazine articles, speeches, publicity campaigns and other non-fiction texts. You will explore how writers use literary and linguistic features to shape meanings and readers’ responses. You will consider how texts and reader responses are influenced by context, including how texts fit into genres, following or subverting conventions. You will develop the analytical and grammatical skills to understand how language works and record spoken language, transcribe and analyse its features and compare it to fictional and computer-mediated conversation. You will learn how to re-cast texts using creative skills to showcase your understanding of the base text. You will develop the ability to analyse your own re-creative texts explaining how you have used linguistic and generic features.
WHAT DO I NEED TO JOIN THE COURSE?
Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and grade 4 in English Literature.
CAN I TAKE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS?
If you choose to study Combined English Language and Literature, you will usually take it alongside two other A levels.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
80% examination and 20% non-examination assessment.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
There are no charges to study on the course; however, non-compulsory trips run as part of the course may incur a cost.
WHAT IS THE DURATION?
This is a two year course.
WHAT IS THE UCAS POINTS TARIFF FOR THIS COURSE?
HOW DO I APPLY?
- Course Type A Level
- Duration 2 Years
- Awarding Body AQA