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 taught in A Levels in English Language and Literature are transferable to many careers and degree course studied at undergraduate level such as : English Language/Literature degrees, Law, Media, Journalism, and Creative Writing amongst others. You can use your skills of communication in both the spoken and written form to pursue a career in education, publishing, journalism, marketing and sales, advertising, management, and counselling.

Qualification

A Level

Assessment

2 exams and coursework
Paper 1 - Telling Stories 40%
Paper 2- Exploring Conflict 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
lfellows@wombournehighschool.co.uk

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