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English Language and Literature 2020/2022


Think about all the times you tell someone about something. In effect, you are telling a story. Why do you tell the story in the way you do? What do you keep in and why? What do you leave out and why? This applies not just to the way we tell stories, but how we present our ideas and attitudes. Many factors affect how people tell stories or present their ideas. Building on the knowledge and skills developed in your GCSEs in English Language and English Literature, we will analyse in depth and detail how and why people tell stories – in the broadest sense – by looking at a variety of fictional and non-fictional texts, as well as poetry and Shakespeare. You will be expected to engage in much independent reading and be willing to take the initiative when exploring how writers use language to present their ideas and attitudes.

Qualification Details

Exam Board: Edexcel
Qualification Title: English Language and Literature
Qualification Specification Code: 9EL0
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the Edexcel webpage for the specification.

Entry Requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirements plus applicants wishing to study A Level English Language & Literature must have attained at least a grade 5 in English Literature or English Language at GCSE.

What will I study in this qualification?

The summary of components is as follows:
•Component 1 Voices in Speech and Writing
•Component 2 Varieties in Language and Literature
•Non-Examination Assessment

Possible Career Paths

Apart from degrees in English Literature, and Linguistics, this course will also support your understanding and appreciation of whatever subject you choose to study. Most obviously, the course will suit students interested in pursuing the following careers: the Creative Industries, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, and Journalism. However, the course will develop your ability to write and think with greater understanding – a skill that underpins everything you will do in whatever course or career you choose.

Who should I speak to if I need further information?

Mrs Fry, Mr Bryden

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