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Level 3

AQA L3 A Level in English Language and Literature


This course combines linguistic and literary approaches to the study of texts in each of the three units which make up the full A level. The course is accessible and stimulating and you will engage with a variety of spoken and written texts, both fiction and non-fiction.

You will study six texts, which will include a mixture of novels, poetry and plays, as well as non-fiction and spoken texts, using a range of linguistic and literary concepts to explore them. You will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the texts both through analytical essays and creative responses.

A wide range of teaching and learning styles are used during the course. Formal lessons are combined with discussion, group work, task- based learning and research activities. It is also expected that you will work independently outside lessons, completing a range of tasks and activities.


You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language, grade 4 in English Literature and grade 4 in Maths.

You need to be a keen reader, and genuinely interested in what language and literature are, and their importance. You will need to learn to analyse texts clearly and accurately, using the appropriate terminology and literary/ linguistic concepts. You will also need to enjoy reading widely and be willing to discuss your ideas and listen to those of others.

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How to apply

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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