English Language and Literature A Level
About the course
Do you have a flair for writing and a passion to discover more about both English literature and the language as it's spoken around the world? This course is for you.
- You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.
- Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language
- In addition, you must have achieved at least a grade B in one other written GCSE subject e.g. History, Geography, Humanities, English Literature, Business or Religious Studies.
- Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
- IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.
You will study a range of texts from literary and non-literary genres, such as fiction, drama, poetry, journalism, autobiography, travel writing, speeches and everyday conversation. You will explore and compare how writers and speakers use language and structure to express their thoughts and feelings. You will develop your skills in close reading and analysis as well as your creative writing skills.
Assessment is 80% by exam, with the remaining 20% going for a single coursework assignment.
English A Level is one of the bedrock qualifications for progression either to Higher Education or into work. Taken as one of three A Levels, it can be your route into Higher Education. Teamed with another Humanities subject - like History or Drama - it could help you refine your study within HE.
The facilities were great as we were able to use Final Cut Pro and quality cameras which I had never been able to use before.
Maria De Ferry
Studied: A Levels in English Language and Literature, Media and Film
Destination: Now taking an apprenticeship at the BBC
She said: “I had a great time at City and Islington and really enjoyed my film and media studies courses which fuelled my ambition to work in the media. The facilities were great as we were able to use Final Cut Pro and quality cameras which I had never been able to use before.
“After creating a music video as part of an A Level project I knew I wanted to work in the media industry and began to research my options. I realised that what I wanted to do did not need me to take a degree and then I found the production apprenticeship at the BBC and I applied.”
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Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.