English Language and Literature AS/A Level
How do we tell stories? What happens when we break the &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#39;rules&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#39; of English? How are the shifting values of modern Britain captured in modern drama? These and other questions will be key on this course, as you learn how to apply a stylistic approach to drama, prose fiction and poetry as well as non-literary texts (e.g transcripts of conversations), examining patterns of vocabulary and grammar. There are opportunities for original writing, including producing the opening of a story using a modern novel as a style model, and writing a piece of non-fiction (such as a newspaper column or a piece of satire). You will also produce a comparative essay on two texts, one of which will be non-fiction.
Entry requirements: A grade 4 in GCSE English Language and/or GCSE English Literature is recommended although a higher grade is strongly recommended for students who intend to take the subject to the full A level.
Course assessment: External exams and coursework.