English Language & LiteratureThis subject combines literary and linguistic study with the emphasis is on being able to understand how different writers, using a variety of genres, adapt their language and style to a particular audience and context.
From September 2015, new A levels in English will be linear qualifications, with all assessment at the end of the course. AS will become a standalone qualification and will not contribute towards an A level.
What is English Language & Literature?
What is English Language and Literature at DLD?
How is it assessed?
|Component 1||Voice in Speech and Writing||50%||1 hour 30 min exam|
|Component 2||Varieties in Lang/Lit||50%||1 hour 30 min exa|
Advanced GCE in English Language and Literature (Edexcel) This qualification consists of two externally examined components and coursework. Students must complete all assessment in May/June in any single year. First assessment 2017.
|Component 1||Voice in Speech and Writing||40%||2 hour 30 min exam|
|Component 2||Varieties in Lang/Lit||40%||2 hour 30 min exa|
|Coursework||Investigating and Creating Texts||20%|
Exam Board: Edexcel
What do I need?
- Do you like creative writing?
- Do you like researching independently and reading around a topic?
- Developing a critical argument in order to support a particular point of view?
- Being exposed to a variety of literary and non-literary texts?
- Learning about how language functions on a technical and grammatical level?
Good subject combinations
Because of the high regard English studies are held in general, the AS Language and Literature qualification might well be an option for those considering applying for Medicine.
Entry Requirements for international students
This year I have studied texts of great literary value and experienced creative writing for the first time which I really loved doing. I have acquired a much better understanding of the technical aspects of the English language and have gained an insight into how writers use particular techniques to put across their opinions and ideas.
Gloria Trifonova – Current DLD student