Finally, both through an examined unit and a coursework component, you work on creative writing exercises - often the most stimulating aspect of the whole course.
Re-visiting texts you have studied previously is a very satisfying aspect of the course giving you a real sense of how far you have traveled intellectually over the course of two years and enabling you to write with genuine authority.
The subject leads naturally into all degree courses in the Humanities and is a particularly attractive option for those interested in Journalism or Creative Writing courses.
A one year course in this subject is entirely feasible though any student contemplating this accelerated option needs to have A level experience in this or other A levels.
Unlike English Lit, A level English Language and Literature has a creative element that you will either find very attractive or potentially off-putting.
The other strength of the subject is in the variety of tasks the course offers in the analysis of fictional and non-fictional material.
Are you an advanced (CEFR level C1) learner of English?
This section offers writing practice to help you write clear, well-structured texts about complex subjects.
The study of non-fiction and spoken texts from across different time periods and contexts in the second year requires responses that are comparative and contextual; there is also an unseen element to second year A level study.
As in the case of its more straightforward English Literature counterpart, this is an essay-based subject.