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English Language and Literature

Holderness Academy and Sixth Form College

Station Road, Preston, HU12 8UZ

GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Level 3
9EL0
Languages, Literature and Culture

Course Summary

Studying English Language and Literature will improve your analytical,
creative and communication skills. It combines well with almost every
subject and is highly valued by Higher Education institutions and employers.

The Language and Literature Course seeks to build on students’ existing
knowledge developed at GCSE, of their own language.

During this course, students will examine non-literacy and media materials
as well as a range of classic and modern literacy texts. Students will be
expected to evaluate styles, purposes and effects of language.

You will study a range of fiction, poetry and drama from various periods.

Course Details

  1. Voices in speech and writing
  2. Varieties in language and literature
  3. Anthology and drama text
  4. Novel and poetry
  5. Coursework - Investigating and creating texts

Entry requirements

A grade 5 in GCSE subjects is required for most A level programmes. Please speak to the sixth form subject teacher for specific details on course entry.
You will need to show commitment to subject and a real desire to read extensively.

Your next steps...

Likely next steps for those students who study English Language and Literature include Journalism, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Media Studies.


English skills are sought after qualifications in a wide range of career areas.


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