English Language & Literature

This course enables students to access the world of literature predominantly through the analysis and evaluation of spoken and written language. You will look closely at the writers’ craft , interpretation and exploring the choices that they have made in their writing. You will produce a variety of writing including re-creative, commentary, discursive essays and research-based investigative writing. You will develop a wide range of skills including the ability to read critically, analyse, evaluate and undertake independent research.

Where can this course lead?

Students with an A Level in English Language and Literature can typically go on to work in a diverse variety of fields including Journalism, Law, Teaching, Media and Publishing.

What do students think?

  • “I am loving the coursework unit where I get to choose my own book to explore.”
  • “You get to metaphorically dive into Paris and explore the city and culture from a variety of texts.”

Who could be teaching me?

  • Mrs Bates has over 12 years’ experience in teaching A Level Language and Literature. She has also been an examiner for AQA.
  • Miss Stephenson currently teaches both GCSE and A Level English, and is also a GCSE examiner for AQA.


Student Destinations

  • Emily is studying Psychology at The University of Leeds
  • Sam is currently studying Creative Writing at the University of Warwick
  • Ellie is studying law at Lancaster University


Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in English Language & Literature


Exam Board - AQA


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