A Level English Language Essays
You cannot take A level English Language and Literature alongside English Literature or English Language A levels.
It is quite possible to study this subject and end up reading English Literature at degree level (but do check university entrance requirements).
The subject leads naturally into all degree courses in the Humanities and is a particularly attractive option for those interested in Journalism or Creative Writing courses.
A one year course in this subject is entirely feasible though any student contemplating this accelerated option needs to have A level experience in this or other A levels.
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The coverage of A level English Language and Literature is broader than that of English Literature A level since, in addition to the study of novels, poetry and plays, it includes the study of non-fiction spoken and written texts as well as providing exciting opportunities for creative writing.
As in the case of its more straightforward English Literature counterpart, this is an essay-based subject.
Texts include essays, proposals, articles, reports, reviews and emails.
Each lesson has a preparation task, a model text with writing tips and three tasks to check your understanding and to practise a variety of writing skills.
In the first year of the A level English Language and Literature course you study non-fiction written and spoken texts and the language of literary texts. In the second year you continue to broaden your understanding of non-fiction and spoken texts through emphasis on how language is used in context.
You also continue the exploration of the language of poetry and plays.