Key Stage 5

A levels in English are changing in 2015.

Students in Year 13 will be studying different A levels courses to those in Year 12.  Students studying English Literature in Year 12 will still use the OCR specification and those studying English Language and Literature will still use the Edexcel specification but they will be different courses.  The most significant difference is that there will no longer be any coursework in Year 12 and, although students will be entered for the AS examination, should they take the subject on to A2 the final examinations will be used to determined their grade: the AS grade will, in effect, not count at A2.

Two English subjects are available at Key Stage 5: English Literature and English Language & Literature combined.

English Literature for Year 13 at A2 follows the OCR GCE English Literature specification H471 and builds on GCSE English Literature.

English Literature for Year 12 at AS follows the OCR GCE English Literature specification H072 and also builds on GCSE English Literature.

English Language and Literature (combined) at A2 follows the Edexcel specification 9EL01 and provides progression from the GCSE English Language and Literature courses, combining literary and linguistic approaches to the study and creation of written and spoken texts

English Language and Literature (combined) at AS follows the Edexcel specification 9EL 0 and provides progression from the GCSE English Language and Literature courses, combining literary and linguistic approaches to the study and creation of written and spoken texts

English Language and Literature

Arden's A Level English Language and Literature course provides progression from GCSE level, combining literary and linguistic approaches to the study and creation of written and spoken texts.  Year 12 AS students will study the new Edexcel specification while Year 13 A2 students will continue to study the old one.

» Read More...

English Literature

There have been changes to the course structure - Year 12 AS students will follow the new OCR specification, Yer 13 A2 students will follow the old one.

» Read More...