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KEY STAGE 5


ENGLISH LITERATURE


Do you love reading?  Have you enjoyed the poetry and fiction you have studied for GCSE?  Do you want an A Level that is highly regarded by universities and employers? Studying English Literature immerses you in some of the major texts of English culture.  You will learn about the wonderful tradition of writing in English, and you will become familiar with many of the greatest writers.


You will study a variety of forms of literature including poetry, fiction and drama.  The AQA Literature course covers a wide range of writers, including: William Shakespeare, Margaret Atwood and Emily Bronte.  This is a course that also offers you the opportunity to do your own research and supplement your knowledge of key texts by wider reading of your own.

You will need to achieve a grade B or above in GCSE English and English Literature.



ENGLISH LANGUAGE


English Language will help you to understand and enjoy the English Language in all its different styles and forms. English Language A level is highly regarded by universities because it demonstrates that you can organise sound arguments, which are relevant and logically presented, and that you have highly developed analytical skills. This is also a subject that links well with many others including: psychology, Sociology and Law and of course, English Literature.


It focuses more on ‘non-literary’ texts from journalism, advertising, conversations and a wide range of documents that are written to inform us or give us instructions and advice.


We expect students to have achieve a C grade or above in English at GCSE. 



FURTHER INFORMATION



http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/as-and-a-level/english-language-7701-7702


 

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/as-and-a-level/english-literature-a-7711-7712