A Level – English Language & Literature

Course Information

A good grasp of the English language, literacy and communication is essential in many careers. This subject will help to develop your critical and interpersonal skills. Every business, whether in the publishing industry, marketing or financial sectors, needs staff to present products and services in a professional and attractive manner. If you enjoy writing, you may find that you already have a number of the skills that employers are looking for. More and more businesses are increasing their online presence, and need articulate individuals to promote their products and services to a global audience.


You will explore a wide range of texts including novels, stories and plays, as well as non-literary writing like magazine articles, webpages, autobiography, memoirs and personal writing such as letters, diaries, emails and texts or transcripts of conversations. Studying these texts will help you to think about how people use language to present their ideas and identities.


Component 1 : Voices in Speech and Writing

Component 2: Varieties in Language and Literature

Non-Examination Assessment:

Assignment 1 – Two pieces of original writing

Assignment 2 – One analytical commentary.


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