AS Level / A Level English Language & Literature (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The AS Level / A Level English Language & Literature course analyses the language of Literature. This is located in the Sixth Form Academy (SFA).

Join us in the fascinating exploration of poetry from 1600 to 1900 and enjoy observing how language has changed. You will also have the opportunity to study pre-1770 Drama, 19th and 20th century Novels, and Spoken Language. The coursework element allows you to produce your own original writing.

Applying for AS Levels or A Levels? Click ‘Apply Now’ on any ONE of the subjects you are interested in studying. Complete the online application form, where you will be asked to specify your other two choices. Then book an Interview appointment to meet the tutors and discuss your preferred choices.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of six GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language at Grade B and GCSE English Literature at Grade B.

  • Career Prospects

    English Language and Literature is a valuable qualification for many degree courses and professions, such as Law, Teaching, Public Relations, Journalism, Advertising, and Author.

    The skills of Academic Writing are also taught on this course which prove an invaluable tool needed for other A Level courses as well as future careers.

  • Course Modules

    UNIT 1: Comparative Analysis and Creative Writing. Section A: Comparative analysis of poetry and unseen text. Section B: Creative writing and Commentary.

    UNIT 2: Drama and Non-Literary Text Study (open book). Section A: Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams. Section B: Non – Literary text study.

    Unit 3: Shakespeare, King Lear. Section A: Analysis of extract from play. Section B: Essay question.

    Unit 4: Unseen texts and Prose study. Section A: Comparative analysis of texts, including spoken language. Section B: Great Expectations, Charles Dickens (open book).

    Unit 5: Critical and Creative Genre study coursework. Students will study 2 texts within a selected genre and will produce a critical essay as well as a piece of creative writing in their chosen genre.

  • Assessment

    - Written Analysis
    - Creative Writing
    - Coursework
    - Exams

  • Additional Costs

    Textbooks need to be purchased for Unit 2, 3, and 4.

Study Mode



Neath College

Course Length

2 years