Students will gain experience in stylistics and literary interpretation. This course will effectively engage A Level students from a wide ability range and help them to develop the key critical, creative and analytical skills required both for progression to higher education and for enhanced employability.
What you'll learn
Students will study a combination of fiction and non-fiction texts:
- The Great Gatsby (1926) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Frankenstein (1818) by Mary Shelley
- Poetry from Carol Ann Duffy’s Mean Time
- Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire
- An anthology examining the representations of Paris
Coursework that enables students to make active connections between a literary text and some non-literary material.
How you'll learn and be assessed
A Level English Language and Literature draws on the academic field of stylistics in order to create an integrated English Language and Literature course which brings together literary and non-literary discourses.
This specification integrates literary and linguistic fields via shared concepts about the way language choices create representations, both in literary and non-literary texts: words create worlds, both in literature and elsewhere.
On successful completion of this course you can progress to University study, a Level 4 apprenticeship, or employment.
GCSE English Language and Literature grade 6, Mathematics grade 4 and two other GCSEs at grade 4 or above