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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?

This unique specification bridges literature and linguistics. It explores how language shapes meaning in both literary and non-literary texts, going beyond traditional approaches. Students develop expertise by analyzing diverse texts and reflecting on language use across disciplines. This fosters critical thinking and creativity in both producing and interpreting language.

For A-level English Language and Literature, students need to study 6 substantial texts: 3 from the genres of prose fiction, poetry and/or drama , 3 further texts, 1 of which must be non-literary (eg essays and journalism).

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.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



2 Years

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.

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