English Language and Literature
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 attending a course information session or informal interview
- Successful completion of relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting
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
- 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.
You may need to study an additional skills course depending on:
- the course you are taking at College
- what grades you gained in your GCSE Maths and/or English Language
Click below to find out what skills course you may be taking at College
Wales Essential Skills Toolkit (WEST) in upskilling / Lessons in Financial Education
Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.
- 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
Any costs above are approximate and may change.