Practical Vs Theory
Engage creatively with a wide range of texts and develop transferable, analytical skills as producers and interpreters of written language. This combined A Level is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of writing and linguistics through the study of anthology, two plays and one novel.
You will also undertake a wider reading programme to prepare for your coursework in the second year. Your responses to texts will cover creative writing and analytical essays.
What Does The Programme Include
You will have the opportunity to explore your own interests through investigative coursework based on extracts of your own choice. You will also complete group work, presentations, quizzes, discussions, debates and role play.
The standard requirement for A Levels at Stamford College is 5 GCSEs at Grade 5/C or above as a minimum for humanities subjects and 6/B in maths for all science subjects.
Each A Level subject has its own additional entry requirements, please see below:
Minimum grade 6/B or above in English Literature or English Language and 6/B in another humanity.
We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you. We offer an online interview which will explain the A Level programme and also allow for an informal chat with the tutor for each subject before an offer to study with us can be made to you.
Once enrolled one of the ways we make sure the course is right for you is through a very effective ‘6 weeks to success’ programme that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):
- Allowing you to change subject and course if you change your mind or find the course is not right for you in the first 6 weeks ‑subject to availability
- Moving you between A‑Levels and a Level 3 Diploma if you are finding your current level too hard — subject to availability
- One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well
Our course enquiries and admissions team can be contacted at email@example.com should you have any further questions.
How The Course Will Be Assessed
During the two years of study, you will be regularly assessed under test conditions to practise being able to understand and respond to the questions asked in the correct time allocation so that you are fully prepared for the final exams. There is an assessment calendar for A levels which includes timed assessment every 4 to 5 weeks. Feedback gained from these assessments will help you to develop your skills, target your revision and where necessary enable us to provide additional support. In Year 2 you will undertake coursework for this subject.
You will be required to undertake extended reading to support your study of English and this will inform your coursework and exam answers.
You will study 3 A Level subjects, plus tutorial and career development sessions. Each subject has 6 hours per week contact time, with approximately 4 hours of independent study.
Unfortunately we cannot accept students who only want to study a single A Level subject due to funding limitations.
Potential Future Career
Example job roles:
- Communications Executive
- Public Relations Consultant
- Progress to a wide range of degrees in English Language or Literature, Teaching and Journalism.
You will study the following units:
- Literature and Linguistic Analysis
- Creative Writing
- Linguistic Terminology
- Develop Linguistic and Analytical Skills
Study of 5 set texts including:
- Non-fictional Anthology
- The Great Gatsby
- Shakespeare’s Othello
- A Streetcar named Desire
I’ve had a brilliant two years at New College Stamford, it’s been the best years of my education! With grades A*, A, B, I’m now progressing to Cardiff University to study Journalism.