This course is for 16-19 year olds who enjoy developing their own writing skills; and who wish to gain an insight into how texts are created with a view to being able to write for a wide variety of audiences. It is a subject that can be studied with success alongside most humanities choices but is especially strong in combination with Film Studies.
To study English Language and Literature at A Level prospective students will need to achieve a grade 5 (former grade C) in English Language GCSE. Any student who achieves a 4 (former grade D) may opt to take an internally assessed English test and if successful be admitted to the course.
Specifically the course is designed for those who wish to write for a career. The course presents the opportunity to study texts and change their focus so that audiences are engaged. Students may turn an article into an advertisement employing relevant language features. In addition poetry is studied in order to deepen understanding of how language works and a fiction text - "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley - is used to examine structure, character building and language.
Assessment will be by examination at the end of the 2 year course. 20% of the assessment will involve coursework. Students are encouraged to pick aspects of language and literature of personal interest to them.
On successful completion of this course, you will achieve an A Level in English Language and Literature. This is an established and well regarded academic choice at university level, but is also a well- regarded qualification by employers for direct entry into, for example, marketing and advertising.
Please complete an application form and return it to the College, either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus. References will be required from your previous educational establishment.
Yes, you will have to meet with a member of staff for an interview.
There is now a university application requirement that prospective students on all courses will demonstrate wider enrichment. This needs to be catalogued in personal statements during the application process. With this in mind we are offering a series of visits and conferences. Students will need to pay a deposit of £40 to the Finance Office on acceptance for A Level English. Students will also be expected to purchase set texts.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.