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A-Level English Literature and Language

English Literature and Language is the combined study of language and literature. It is the study of fiction and non-fiction texts, using both a linguistic and literary framework. There is an element of creative writing course work, where students get the opportunity to research an area of their choice.

Possible Degree Options

  • English Literature
  • English Language
  • Creative Writing
  • Journalism
  • Law

Course Content


  • Component 1 - Voices in speech and writing (exam)
  • Component 2 - Varieties in Language and Literature


5 GCSEs grade 9-5, including a grade 6 in English Literature and Language. 


Possible Career Options

  • Magazine Journalism
  • Newspaper Journalism
  • Teacher
  • Publishing
  • Law
  • Editorial assistant
  • Writer
  • Academic librarian
  • Advertising accounts executive
  • Arts administrator