A Level English Language and LiteratureA Level • Level 3
About the course
Spanning the Atlantic and ranging over five centuries, this study programme will immerse you in cultures both real and perceived. From the English Renaissance to the contemporary North American novel, and beyond into blogs, transcripts, and graphic memoirs, you will see how our environments, politics, and societies have shaped the written worlds in which we often find escape.
This two year English Language and Literature course allows students to develop their approaches to drama, poetry, prose and non-literary texts. We will investigate the linguistic and representative choices made by authors/creators through the lenses of gender, psychoanalysis, marxism, race, and environmental factors, which will allow for great insight into many subjects and industries; sociology, psychology, history, geography, law, politics, film, media, and drama.
On this English study programme, you can expect lots of discussions, debates, and plenty of close analysis - this is therefore an excellent choice for anyone interested in current issues, cultural development, and sharing opinions. It is a great balance between wide-ranging concepts and specific nuanced analysis of word choice - perfect for anyone who loves the written and spoken word.
Type of LearningSchool Leaver
Study ModeFull Time
Awarded ByAQA A-level English Language and Literature (7707)
Location ByBurnley College
05/09/2022, 05/09/2022, 05/09/2022
At least six GCSEs at grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics. Additional entry requirements for this course are: A minimum of a grade 6 in GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature.
Imagined Worlds - Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale Poetic Voices - Carol Ann Duffy’s Mean Time Dramatic Encounters - William Shakespeare’s Othello Writing about Society - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Remembering Places - Paris Anthology Non-Examined Assessment - Coursework (20%)
This course is assessed through two external examinations (total 80%) and NEA Coursework (20%) in second year.
Careers & Progression
Students who have completed this programme have gone on to study English at university, often combined with Creative Writing, Journalism, or Drama. Our successful students have attended universities such as University of Cambridge, University of Leeds, Bristol University, and Manchester Metropolitan. Students have also used the skills gained to progress onto degrees in Law, Paramedic Science, Medicine, Psychology, and Criminology. Possible careers include: Teaching Publishing Journalism Writing Law Politics Marketing Performance
Extra curricular activities
Students will have the opportunity to engage with lots of additional activities. We regularly attend theatre performances, museums and galleries, often in London and Stratford-Upon-Avon, and participate in workshops by The British Library, The Royal Shakespeare Company, and University of Salford amongst other institutions. London Residential Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Othello Theatre Trip Poetry Readings Students are also able to participate in Poetry Writing Workshops - with students producing work that has been used in the promotion and celebration of Burnley Football Club.