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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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 develops learners’ ability to apply and integrate linguistic and literary approaches.  Learners develop techniques of analysis, evaluation and production of texts.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at Grade C/equivalent or above including English at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful you will be allocated a place to study.

To progress to the second year you will need to demonstrate a pass grade or above in your first year.

Course Content

We will explore:

  • How language choices shape meaning in texts
  • Ways in which texts are interpreted by different readers or listeners
  • Ways in which texts relate to each other and to the contexts in which they are produced and received
  • How to apply linguistic and literary methodologies and concepts to inform learners’ responses to and interpretations of texts.

How will I be assessed?

Second year: assessment is 80% by exam and 20% by coursework.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

You can use this qualification to help you gain entry to higher education or to go into employment.

Career prospects include roles in primary, secondary and further education teaching, education advice and guidance, advertising, media, recruitment consultancy, publishing, human resources, journalism, secretarial work and special needs support assistance.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

 

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

About Joseph Wright Centre »

Yikai Shen

Yikai Shen

Aiming for a career in financial services

Aiming for a career in financial services, Yikai Shen chose to study A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Business at Derby College before continuing his education at Imperial College, London.

A British education is recognised throughout the world as the best. My biggest challenge at College was obviously the language but I worked hard and gained a lot of support from tutors at the College.

Derby is a very nice city and I settled in well. I made a lot of good friends and everyone was very welcoming
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