A level English Language & Literature

  • Course type: A level
  • Awarding/exam body: OCR


On this course you will read and analyse literary, non-literary and spoken language texts and learn to produce writing of a particular style, voice and register. You will examine all three genres of prose, poetry and drama to consider variations and connections between texts in different forms.

  • Course units...

    Unit 1: Telling Stories

    Unit 2: Exploring Conflict

    Unit 3: Making Connections

  • Course assessment...

    The A level will be assessed in two examinations and a coursework folder of creative and analytical work.

  • This course can lead to...

    The A level English Language & Literature course offers excellent preparation for any one of the very wide range of English courses available in higher education. English is useful for career paths including journalism, law, publishing, the Civil Service, politics and teaching.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 5 in English Language and Grade 5 English Literature

  • Course highlights

    • Visit from Authors and Poets such as performance poet Bridget Minamore who held a workshop last year
    • Trips to see plays such as “Hamlet”
    • Opportunity to be published in the termly SFX Poetry Anthology
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