English Literature and English Language (Combined) — A Level

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Course information

The A Level English Literature and English Language combined course is divided into three parts:
Voices in Speech and Writing
Provides opportunities for you to consider how authors create voice, by focusing on the American drama, 'All My Sons', by Arthur Miller, as well as an anthology of non-literary and digital extracts.
Varieties in Language and Literature
Explores 'Wide Sargasso Sea' by Jean Rhys and a collection of poems by Christina Rossetti, looking at how these authors present the idea of ' Crossing Boundaries'.
Investigating and Creating Texts
Lets you create a portfolio of writing, inspired by fiction and non-fiction you have read. You will produce one fictional and one factual work, in addition to a critical commentary, which evaluates your choices.
You will be assessed at the end of your course, when you will take two external examinations, each one lasting 2 1/2 hours. You will also submit a writing portfolio of 2,500-3,250 words.


A Level English Literature

This course leads to...

An A level in English prepares you for a wide range of subjects at University which can lead to careers in:

Law, Business, Journalism, Teaching, Publishing, Script Writing, Communications, Advertising

Entry Requirements

City 6 Entry Requirements for 16-18s:

• The most important entry requirement is that you are committed and determined to do well

• You must achieve a minimum of 2 Grade B's and 3 Grade C's (including English) or equivalent (this equivalency will be discussed at our information evening and then in further detail at interview)

• Students taking the Sciences must also obtain at least a grade B in Maths.

• Students applying to study Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Spanish, Maths at A-level must obtain a grade B in the subject at GCSE.

• All places are conditional on results, subject to interview in June/July and a suitable reference from your school.

Applicants who are 19 or over will only be accepted onto evening provision for these particular courses.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 157783

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course, fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

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