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English

A LEVEL
EXAM BOARD: OCR GCE
Entry requirements: Grade 5 and above.
A Level English Language and Literature allows you to delve into the written and spoken word, considering how writers use language in order to convey their ideas.
You will learn how writers use form, structure and language techniques in order to engage their audiences and create meaning, considering the impact of context upon the text. You will study The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, poetry by Carol Ann Duff and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. You will also have the opportunity to complete an extended investigation, comparing how language has been used in two texts of your choice.
Career opportunities: journalist, copywriter, teacher, paralegal, marketing executive, editor, freelance writer, librarian, publisher, web editor, author, social media manager, PR manager
 
Teachers: Mrs Suttle, Mrs Brain, Mr Tamlyn and Mrs Drake