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A-Level English Language and Literature allows you to study language and the way in which we use it, whilst developing your writing skills, as well as studying a range of novels, poems, Shakespeare, post-1900 drama and classic non-literary texts.
The pre-1914 Poetry Anthology will give you a comprehensive introduction to the development of English Literature from the Renaissance to the Victorian period, referencing key literary movements and the broad range of social, political, historical and cultural factors that influenced writers.
Non-fiction is covered through the study of ‘In Cold Blood’, where narrative bias is explored alongside the novelist and journalistic devices used by Capote to produce this classic American text. Also, through studying discourse analysis, you will learn how to analyse spoken English in a variety of forms, including transcript analysis, script-writing and dramatic monologues.
In Cold Blood, Jane Eyre, Othello, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
A level English Language and Literature is a core subject so the skills developed give students opportunities to move forward into a range of areas. Many students go onto study the subject in its various forms at university, including English Literature, English Language, Combined English, Linguistics, Journalism and Creative Writing.
At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 5 in GCSE English Language and English Literature.
History, Religious Studies, Modern Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology, Film Studies and Media Studies.