AS/A2 English Language and Literature
Highbury Grove School
This course will enable you to reach a deeper understanding of the historical and contemporary forces that have influenced the literary and linguistic heritage of the english language. Much of the reading for the course will be guided, but you will also be expected to undertake some reading in your own time.
The course will encourage and develop skills necessary to analyse the ways that spoken english is represented in both literary and non-literary contexts. This will enable you to work towards a wider understanding of the way that language functions as a medium of communication; as a consequence, you will improve your own skills of analysis and self-expression.
By the end of the course, you will have gained an insight into the scope offered by the subject, in terms both of opportunities for further study, and as the basis of a career path. The course will allow you to develop as an independent reader and writer. You will examine the relationship of language and literature through reading widely and you will learn to develop your writing skills to write fluently for a variety of audiences.
Unit 1: Integrated Analysis and Text Production
Unit 2: Analysing Speech and its Representation
Unit 3: Comparative Analysis and Text Adaptation
Unit 4: Comparative Analysis through Independent Study
Six GCSEs at grade C or above including a minimum grade B in both English Language and English Literature.
80% examination, 20% coursework.
English forms part of many combined-subject higher education courses and can lead to a wide range of careers for example in the arts, journalism and the media, as well as business studies, the law and administration.