English Language and Literature

Why should I study this subject?
This course allows you to develop your interest and enjoyment in English Language and Literature as you will use both linguistic and literary approaches when reading and analysing a wide variety of written, spoken and multimodal texts.

What will I study ?
You will develop and apply your knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation; develop and apply your understanding of the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis and study of language and use linguistic and literary approaches in your reading and interpretation of texts, showing how the two disciplines can link.

Component 1: Examination – (40%) (open text)

Section A: Voices in 20th and 21st Century texts – one comparative essay based on one text from the anthology and an unseen 20th or 21st century text.

Section B: Drama text: A Streetcar Named Desire


Component 2: Examination—(40%) (Open text)

Section A: Unseen non-fiction

Section B: Wuthering Heights and Romantic Poetry

Component 3: Coursework-(20%)

Students study:

  • a chosen topic
  • two texts relating to chosen topic; one fiction and one non-fiction.

Students will produce two assignments:

  • one piece of fiction writing and one piece of creative non-fiction writing
  • one commentary


What are the entry requirements?
Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.

What is the exam board?