English Language and Literature A Level

This course will suit learners who wish to extend their knowledge of English more broadly and who want to keep up their interests in both language and literature.

  • Level

    Level 3

  • Type

    GCE A level

  • Study Mode


  • Duration

    2 Years

  • Location

    Farnham College

  • Pathway

    A Levels

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.

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.

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.

Applicants should have five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English and maths.

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