English Language & Literature A Level

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 60149127
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The course features a range of non-fiction literary texts, a contemporary novel and drama text, as contemporary poetry. There is also a coursework element which allows students to choose their own texts as stimulus for a creative writing portfolio.


2 exam papers and coursework work 20%

Open book examinations


You will study:


An Anthology of non-fiction writing

1 drama text

1 novel


Your own choice of texts for the coursework, which will be a basis for a portfolio of creative writing.



Some examples of possible taught texts (we choose the texts to best suit our students):


The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald

A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams

The Whitsun Weddings, Phillip Larkin

A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansbury

Equus, Peter Shaffer

The Bone People, Keri Hulme

Enduring Love, Ian McEwan


How will it be delivered?

2 examination papers (80%) and 1 NEA worth 20% of final grade.

Entry requirements

Minimum of Grade 6 in GCSE English Language and Grade 5 in  English Literature

Your next steps...

 Further education course; careers within professions such as journalism, publishing, law, teaching, marketing.