Exam Board: AQA

This specification offers opportunities for students to develop their subject expertise by engaging creatively, critically and independently with a wide range of texts. Using literary and linguistic concepts and methods, students analyse literary and non-literary texts in a range of modes and genres, in the process gaining insights into the nature of different discourses and ideas about creativity. Students develop skills as producers and interpreters of language by creating texts themselves and critically reflecting on their own processes of production.


Paper 1: Telling Stories

Paper 2: Exploring Conflict

Non-exam assessment (NEA)


College Entry Requirements and a grade 5 in GCSE English Language and Literature.

Where can it lead?

The skills you gain from this course will equip you to pursue a wide variety of careers. The qualification is suitable when entering either arts or science disciplines in higher education, due to its analytical yet creative elements. This A-Level is highly regarded by universities for its academic rigour, and it is excellent, for example, for those wishing to pursue a career in: Journalism, Media, Law, Humanities or Social Sciences.