English Language & Literature

This course offers you the chance to combine both disciplines of English Language and English Literature to develop your writing and communication skills.

It's a diverse and stimulating subject within which you'll develop your thinking skills and apply them to a wide range of texts from different time periods. You will develop core skills in analysing grammar, lexis, semantics, literary and rhetorical language.


English Language and Literature is an academic discipline which develops a wide range of skills. When it comes to Higher Education, it lends itself well to most humanities or arts-based courses including: English, History, Geography, Teaching Degrees.

Careers include: Teaching, Law and Journalism.

How to apply

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Course detail

Start date: September 2019

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs Grade A* to C including Grade B in English Language and Grade C in English Literature.

Study units

  • Component 1: Telling Stories
  • Component 2: Exploring Conflict
  • Component 3: Coursework - Making Connections

Talk in Life and Literature and Text Transformations.


80% exam and 20% coursework.