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Farlingaye High School

Farlingaye High School

English Language and Literature

English Lit and Lang




Qualification type:



Entry criteria (GCSE grades):

Minimum grade 5 in either English Literature or English Language


Subject description:

We are delighted to be able to offer this new addition to the subjects offered by the English Faculty.


English Language and Literature A Level takes a stylistic and integrated approach to the study of fiction and non-fiction texts. This course differs from Literature in that you will explore how ideas and worlds are created through language. You will study a range of exciting literary texts from different time periods.


You will use your knowledge gained at GCSE in both Literature and Language to explore differences and similarities across a range of genres. The specification offers opportunities to develop your creative writing skills; you will engage critically with language to produce and evaluate your own piece of original writing.

Units studied:

Paper 1: Telling stories

Section A: Remembered places (AQA anthology on Paris, closed book)

Section B: Imagined worlds (a prose text, open book)

Section C: Poetic voices (open book)


Paper 2: Exploring conflict

Section A: Writing about society

Section B: Dramatic encounters (open book)


Non exam assessment: Making connections- comparing literary and non-literary discourse.

How the course is assessed:

Paper 1: Telling stories (three hour exam, 40%) Paper 2: Exploring conflict (two hour 30 minute exam, 40%) Non exam assessment: Making connections (coursework 20%)

Post-18 opportunities:

As an essay based subject, English A Levels are always well considered by universities and further education institutions and this course combines detailed analysis of language with the development of skills as both a producer and interpreter of language. The course offers opportunities in media, journalism, law and teaching.


Teacher responsible: Mrs A Silvester