English Language and Literature

Examination Body: Edexcel

English Language and Literature will encourage you to develop and apply your knowledge of literary analysis as well as the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis and study of language.

You will use linguistic and literary approaches in your reading and interpretation of texts, showing how the two disciplines can relate to each other.

Entry Requirements

You should achieve at least a 6 in GCSE English Language and English Literature.

Assessment and Delivery

The Edexcel specification allows you to take all texts into the examination. You will study an anthology of modern non-literary texts, ranging from political speeches to podcasts; a modern drama such as A Streetcar Named Desire; unseen non-fiction; literary texts such as The Great Gatsby and The Whitsun Weddings; a coursework unit that allows you to engage in creative writing.