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Christ the King Sixth Form College

English Language & Literature

A Level

What will I study?

Through this course you will learn to apply linguistic and literary concepts to a full range of spoken language and written texts. This will enable you to develop as an independent and reflective reader and will deepen your understanding and enjoyment of the subject. You will examine speaking and writing for different purposes and audiences and learn to relate texts to the contexts in which they were produced.

In addition to broadening your knowledge and understanding, you will learn to evaluate a variety of analytical approaches to the interpretation of texts, taking into account the social, cultural and historical factors which influence them.

Over the course of the two years you will study Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Raptures’, a contemporary poetry anthology, a modern play, extracts of spoken and written non-fiction and non-fiction texts which will be used to guide your own creative writing.

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE English (Grade 9-6) and GCSE English Literature (Grade 9-6 preferred).

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by both coursework and examination.

Where will A Level English Language and Literature lead me?

English leads naturally to a wide range of careers including Business, Law, Journalism, Media and Teaching. As a student of language and literature you will be fully equipped to enter a full range of professions. In particular, those which involve synthesising information, prioritising and persuasion.