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Level 3

English Language and Literature A-level


The specification provides an integrated linguistic and literary approach to the study of texts in each of the three units which make up the full A level. It offers students an accessible and stimulating course in which they will engage with a variety of spoken and written texts, both fiction and non-fiction. You will study six texts, which will include a mixture of novels, poetry and plays, as well as non-fiction and spoken texts, using a range of linguistic and literary concepts to explore them. You will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the texts both through analytical essays and creative responses. A wide range of teaching and learning styles are used during the course. Formal lessons are combined with discussion, group work, task- based learning and research activities. It is also expected that you will work independently outside lessons, completing a range of tasks and activities. 1:1 support is available to all students.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language, grade 4 in English Literature and grade 4 in Maths.


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