A Level English Language and Literature generally aims to give students a broad understanding of language and literature by studying the structural features of language and analyzing literary texts. A Level usually consists of two levels: AS Level (Advanced Subsidiary) and A2 Level. When these two levels are combined, a full A Level certificate is achieved. Here are the core subjects usually found in the A Level English Language and Literature syllabus:

AS Level English Language and Literature

  1. Grammar Rules and Structural Properties of Language
  2. Linguistics Terms and Language Analysis Methods
  1. Basic Literary Analysis Methods in Poetry, Novel and Drama
  2. Literary Terms and Stylistic Elements
  3. Analysis of Specific Literary Works
  1. Historical Development of English Literature
  2. Important Literary Movements and Representatives

A2 Level English Language and Literature

  1. Social and Cultural Interaction of Language
  2. Language Change and Variation
  3. Social Functions of Language
  1. Basic Principles of Literary Criticism
  2. Literary Theories (e.g. feminist criticism, postcolonial criticism)
  3. Criticism Practices
  1. Role and Influence of the Author in the Text
  2. Effect of the Reader on the Understanding of the Text
  3. Different Ways of Reading and Interpreting Texts

Literature Options

A Level English Language and Literature usually includes options involving specific literary works or literary genres. Students are usually offered a period or a thematic focus. For example, there may be options such as Shakespeare, modern novels, postcolonial literature.

Writing and Research Projects

A Level English Language and Literature generally aims to provide students with writing skills. This offers students the opportunity to develop critical writing, literary analysis and research skills.

A Level English Language and Literature certificate gives students the ability to understand the complexity of language and literature and to analyze literary works, allowing them to continue on to university or to pursue careers in language and literature.

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