English Language and Literature

A Level • Level 3

English Language and Literature

A Level • Level 3

Type of LearningSchool Leaver

Course CodeA2886

Study ModeFull Time

Duration2 years

Awarded ByAQA

Location ByBurnley College

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About the course

This course enables you to develop their subject expertise by engaging creatively and critically with a range of texts. Using literary and linguistic concepts and methods, you will analyse a range of texts spanning varying modes and genres, gaining insight into the nature of different discourses and ideas about creativity. You will study a range of poetry, prose and drama in addition to developing your own writing skills for different audiences and purposes in a variety of styles. You will also study spoken language in detail and appraise the written and spoken word. On this course you will develop skills as a producer and interpreter of language by creating texts and critically reflecting on their own processes of production.

Start Date/s

06/09/2021, 06/09/2021, 06/09/2021

Entry requirements

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 5 and 6 in GCSE English Language and English Literature.


This course is assessed in the following way: 20% coursework 80% external examination

Careers & Progression

On successful completion of this course you may decide to progress onto an Apprenticeship or a Higher/Degree Apprenticeship. You will also have the opportunity to progress onto Degree courses. Careers that this course may lead to include Journalist, Teacher, Lawyer, Business.

Additional Details

Extra curricular activities

There are plenty of activities and visits to take part in that will help you achieve your ambitions. Past visits have included: • Theatre visits to Manchester, Stratford and London • Workshops at the British Library in London • Destinations week • Residential visit to New York You will also benefit from a wide range of guest speakers to enrich the curriculum.

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