Welcome to English Language and Literature

Course Details 

Why choose this course?

• This integrated English Literature and Language course focuses on literary and linguistic approaches to texts and writing.
• It offers you the best of ‘both worlds’ as classic literature is studied, such as highly acclaimed novels and poetry, alongside non-literary ‘real world’ texts.
• This course develops a wide-ranging set of analytical and writing skills you can use at university or at work.
• Furthermore, originality is encouraged through creation of your own texts, as well as producing an independently sourced and researched coursework task.
• A rigorous, well respected and rewarding course.

Course Content/Main Topics

• Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale
• Carol Ann Duffy’s Mean Time collection of poetry
• Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire
• F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby
• A range of texts both fiction and non fiction linked to the theme of Paris

Careers and Higher Education

Skills are transferable to many careers and degree courses, such as close stylistic analysis, understanding: William Shakespeare’s Othello, Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Henry James’ The Turn Of The Screw, Owen Sheers’ Skirrid Hill, Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, Richard Yates’ Revolutionary Road, A range of love poetry and workings of the English language, literary study, research skills and expertise in writing. Abilities you will need for every academic course and many skilled jobs!


A Level


2 exams and coursework Paper 1: 40 %
Paper 2: 40%
Non-exam assessment: 20%

Entry Requirements

At least grade 6 in both English Language and English Literature at GCSE (please liaise with colleagues at other schools who also teach this subject)

Contact Information

Mrs L. Fellows - Head of English

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