Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater campus

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who enjoyed GCSE English. This is an ideal subject for those intending to develop their writing and analytical skills, and for progression to higher education, journalism and teaching.

What does the course involve?

The aim of the course is to enable students to:

  • Experience a range of literary, non-literary, fictional, factual and multimodal texts
  • Study the differences between spoken and written English
  • Engage in your own original writing
  • Develop critical skills which will be useful in other aspects of your career

Units of study include:

  • AS Paper 1: Views and Voices

Imagined Worlds – Point of view and genre in prose
Poetic Voices- the forms and functions of poetic voice
Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities

  • AS Paper 2: People and Places

Remembered Places – the representation of place
Re-creative Writing – adapting and shaping original material
Critical commentary – evaluating own writing
Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities

  • A2 Paper 1: Telling Stories

Remembered Places – the representation of place
Imagined Worlds – Point of view and genre in prose
Poetic Voices- the forms and functions of poetic voice
Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities.

  • A2 Paper 2: Exploring Conflict

Writing about society – the role of the individual in society, and re-creative writing based on set texts
Critical commentary – evaluating own writing
Dramatic Encounters – conflict in drama
Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities

  • A2: Coursework
Making Connections – investigation on a chosen theme and texts
Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activity

 

Entry Requirements

Minimum of five GCSEs A* to C or 9 to 5 is recommended for A Level study, including Maths and English. 

What are the assessment methods?

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

You may not switch from one of the other two English A Levels for the second year of the course.

How long is the course?

Two years

Further Information