English Language and Literature AS and A2

Start (w/c): 05/09/2022 Full Time - To be arranged Nantgarw

Course Information

A-level English Language and Literature is an integrated course that combines the study of literature and language.

This involves studying texts such as poems, plays and novels, and closely analysing the language using literary and linguistic terminology (such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, similes, metaphors, alliteration).

What Will I Learn?

In year 1 you will study an anthology of poetry from 16th to early 20th century, a play (Kindertransport by Diane Samuels) and a novel (In Cold Blood by Truman Capote).

In year 2 you will study a play by William Shakespeare (King Lear) and a novel (The Color Purple by Alice Walker) as well as complete a coursework portfolio on the dystopian genre, including a piece of creative writing and an essay comparing two novels.

Entry Requirements

You will require 5 GCSEs A*-C including English Language

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


Year 1: 2 exams; Year 2: 2 exams and 2 pieces of written coursework.


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This subject is part of the full time A level Programme. To apply for this subject you need to apply for the A Level or Combined Programme A Level Programme - You will need to choose 3 or 4 AS Levels to study the A Level Programme Combined Programme - You will need to choose 1 or 2 AS Levels combined with a vocational option. Vocational options include: Applied Science, IT, Business, Criminology, Law, Sports and Exercise Sciences, or Health and Social Care.

Compatible subjects include: Drama, History. Media, Film, Art, Photography, Religious Studies, Psychology

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Career Progression

  • Undergraduate degree in English Literature, English Language, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Liberal Arts, Comparative Literature, amongst many others. Careers such as teaching, publishing, journalism, television, media, marketing and copywriting.


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