English Language and Literature AS/A Level

English Language and Literature AS/A Level

On this course you will learn how to apply a range of literary and linguistic analytical techniques to plays, novels and poetry as well as non-literary texts (e.g transcripts of conversations). Some of these methods, such as looking at word choice, will be familiar to you. Others, such as using a strong grammatical approach, will probably be new. There are opportunities for original writing, for example creating a story using narrative techniques that you have learnt while studying a set novel. For coursework, in the second year, you will conduct a comparative study of two texts, one of which will be non-fiction.

Entry requirements: Grade 4 in English Language and/or English Literature.

Course assessment: External exams and coursework.

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