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English Language and Literature

English Language Literature A-level Course

English Language and Literature

WJEC A-level English Language and Literature

This course aims to encourage you to develop your interest and enjoyment of English language and literature through reading widely, independently and critically.

Is this course right for me?

During the course you will analyse how writers use language to develop characters and create a picture for the reader. You will study a variety of different genres and develop your own creative writing skills.

This A-level course develops empathy, creativity, communication, debate and individual thought and combines well with a range of other advanced level studies. It is also a forum for debate and the exchanging of ideas.

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • English Language and Literature grade B 
  • Please check the AS Level Options Grid to see if this subject fits into your chosen programme
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview
  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well.

Through reading, learners will develop the skills required to interrogate texts, be critically reflective, consider other viewpoints, be independent, make connections across a range of texts and to understand and evaluate the effects of a variety of contexts.

Units to be studied include:

  • Comparative analysis of poetry and unseen text
  • Creative writing
  • Post 1900 drama
  • Non-literary text study
  • Shakespeare
  • Unseen texts and prose study
  • Critical and creative genre study

Learners also complete the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification and are required to develop their essential skills (communication/numeracy and digital skills). Learners will also attend a weekly group tutorial.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Written examination

This course can lead to a diverse range of career opportunities in a varied range of businesses including: Digital Copywriter, Editorial Assistant, English as a Foreign Language Teacher, Lexicographer, Magazine Journalist, Newspaper Journalist, Private Tutor, Publishing Copy-editor/Proof-reader, Secondary School Teacher, Web Content Manager, Writer.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page
  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional Information

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

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What are the entry requirements?

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh and Mathematics/Numeracy
  • English Language and Literature grade B 
  • Please check the AS Level Options Grid to see if this subject fits into your chosen programme
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to an informal interview

Current student – what are the entry requirements?

Please read the full entry requirements above as you will usually need to meet those as well

  • Successful completion of current/relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

What will I learn?

Through reading, learners will develop the skills required to interrogate texts, be critically reflective, consider other viewpoints, be independent, make connections across a range of texts and to understand and evaluate the effects of a variety of contexts.

Units to be studied include:

  • Comparative analysis of poetry and unseen text
  • Creative writing
  • Post 1900 drama
  • Non-literary text study
  • Shakespeare
  • Unseen texts and prose study
  • Critical and creative genre study

Learners also complete the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification and are required to develop their essential skills (communication/numeracy and digital skills). Learners will also attend a weekly group tutorial.


Can I do this course in Welsh?

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.


How will I be assessed?

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Written examination

What can I do next?

This course can lead to a diverse range of career opportunities in a varied range of businesses including: Digital Copywriter, Editorial Assistant, English as a Foreign Language Teacher, Lexicographer, Magazine Journalist, Newspaper Journalist, Private Tutor, Publishing Copy-editor/Proof-reader, Secondary School Teacher, Web Content Manager, Writer.

If you are thinking about studying at degree level following this course please visit the university websites or UCAS (University Central Admissions Service) www.ucas.com to check any entry requirements.


Do I need to bring/buy any equipment?

  • Stationery - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course
  • Text books - you will be told about any specific items before you start the course, most text books are available to loan from the college library or online libraries
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Are there any additional costs?

  • No tuition fee
  • We are waiving the Administration Fee for the academic year 2022/23
  • You may be eligible for funding. Find out more on our student finance page

Additional information

Level:

Mode:

Online Learning Elements?

Yes

Disclaimer:
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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