English Language & Literature

A Level Course

Why should I study English Language and Literature at Moor Park?

The English Department here at Moor Park prides itself on being a friendly team. We have a genuine passion for our subject, and we love sharing our enthusiasm with students. We’re well qualified, with extensive experience as teachers and examiners.

What will the course involve?

Studying English Language and Literature can offer you the chance to develop a whole range of vital skills such as reading critically, writing analytically and responding creatively. The course will give you an excellent grounding in a whole range of literary texts. You’ll study one play in close detail alongside poetry and prose from different periods. You’ll also have the chance to write creatively and to learn about the way we communicate through speech. We encourage group work and class discussion – a feature of the department which many students tell us is particularly enjoyable and worthwhile.

The course combines many of the aspects of the two other English A Levels and will provide you with an excellent basis for studying English at University.

How will I be assessed?

Course work and a terminal examination.

Enrichment within the English Language and Literature course

A range of enrichment activities are on offer and we hope they’ll form an essential part of your course. We organise visits to theatres to watch productions of set texts and other plays and to places of cultural interest. We also like students to take part in reading groups to enhance their studies and to widen their appreciation of language and literature.

We see English as a subject which can enrich your adult life and which can be a source of endless academic challenge, as well as pleasure and enjoyment. So if you feel the same way, come and see what we have to offer.

Where does this course lead?

As well as being an important subject, English is an essential requirement for many degree courses including Journalism, Law, History and Modern Foreign Languages.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

You will need at least a grade B in GCSE English to start this course, although each application is taken on its merits.

Exam Board: AQA