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A-level English Language & Literature

Cornwall College St Austell LEVEL: 3 A-levels

English Language and Literature is the ideal subject if you are interested in both the origins and intricacies of our language – where our words come from, how they are formed and the rules we use (and break) to string them together- and reading and exploring literary texts such as plays, poetry and novels. The course gives you the opportunity to explore all aspects of English study.

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Ideal if:

If you are interested in both the origins and intricacies of the English language.

You’ll need:

At least five GCSEs at grade C or grade 5, or above, including English and mathematics and at least a grade B or grade 6 or 7, in a relevant subject.

You’ll learn:

Topics of study:

  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • Technique, effect and a more in depth focus on the contextual factors which have and continue to shape perceptions of the novel.
  • Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy
  • comparative, stylistic and thematic elements of the poems and a focus on the craft of the writer, with a detailed study of your chosen poems.
  • Anthology Paris - analyse how each text is shaped to focus on a specific audience or purpose and how experience is expressed and how identity is shaped.
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Othello by William Shakespeare
  • Re-creative writing
  • Non-examined assessment

Expect:

The course gives you the opportunity to explore all aspects of English study.

You’ll love:

The diversity of the topics studied.

You’ll go on to:

Further studies at university, higher level apprenticeship or employment.

COURSE OFFERINGS

A-level English Language & Literature

Start Date

September 2017

Campus

St Austell

Duration

2 years



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