A Level English (Language & Literature)

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title A Level English Language & Literature
Code ALEn
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


English is an exciting and important qualification which will enable you to develop your skills and abilities, providing you with progression routes to higher education, employment or further training. A-level English Language and Literature improves your ability to apply and integrate linguistic and literary approaches. You will develop techniques of analysis, evaluation and production of texts.


There will be two examinations will which cover the following content:

Paper 1:

  • Telling Stories
  • Remembered places
  • Imagined worlds
  • Poetic voices
  • Methods of language analysis

Paper 2:

  • Exploring conflict
  • Writing about society
  • Dramatic encounters
  • Methods of language analysis

Non-examination assessment: Investigating and Creating texts - this unit will allow you to study two texts of your choice and then produce two pieces of original writing in response to these texts.

How will it be delivered?

Two of the units are assessed with an examination using a grading scale of A-U. One unit is assessed by coursework which will contribute to 20% of the overall grade.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE Grades 9 - 4 to include Maths; and Grade 5 or above in all English subjects entered.

Your next steps...

Further study - you can use this qualification to help you gain entry to a wide range of higher education courses.

Careers - this course could be a valuable foundation for careers in areas such as teaching, publishing, human resources, journalism, public services and business development.