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A Levels

A-Level English Language & Literature

  • Course Type: A Level

What can this course lead to?

Example job roles:

  • Publisher
  • Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Communications Executive
  • Public Relations Consultant

Studying Further:

  • Progress to a wide range of degrees in English Language or Literature, Teaching and Journalism.

Who is it for?

Engage creatively with a wide range of texts and develop transferable, analytical skills as producers and interpreters of written language. This combined A Level is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of writing and linguistics through the study of anthology, two plays and one novel.

You will also undertake a wider reading programme to prepare for your coursework in the second year. Your responses to texts will cover creative writing and analytical essays.

What is covered?

You will study the following units:

  • Critical Approaches to Non-Fiction Texts
  • Voices in Speech and Writing • Modern Drama
  • Creative Writing
  • Thematic Approaches to Heritage Texts Study of Four Set Texts:
  • Non-Fiction Anthology
  • The History Boys by Alan Bennett
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Othello by William Shakespeare

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The standard requirement for A Levels at Stamford College is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/B in maths for all science subjects.

Each A Level subject has its own additional entry requirements, please see below:

Minimum grade 6/B or above in English Literature or English Language or 6/B in another humanity.

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you. We offer an online interview which will explain the A Level programme and also allow for an informal chat with the tutor for each subject before an offer to study with us can be made to you.

Once enrolled one of the ways we make sure the course is right for you is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success’ programme that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change subject and course if you change your mind or find the course is not right for you in the first 6 weeks -subject to availability
  • Moving you between A-Levels and a Level 3 Diploma if you are finding your current level too hard – subject to availability
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at should you have any further questions.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code
2 Years
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