A2 English Language and Literature

In your first unit (ELLA3) we shall be studying a range of interesting and important subjects and issues, exploring literary and non-literary, spoken and written, older and newer texts about them. We shall also be studying the anthology, Cupcakes and Kalshnikovs, as a stimulus for your writing in wide range of forms.

In the second unit (ELLA4) we shall explore two literary texts, a selection of poetry and a play. You will analyse the two texts and write a coursework essay comparing them.

Course Outline

Your A2 course is made up of two modules of study. Each has a unit of assessment.



Exam or Coursework

Time or Length

Weighting in A Level


Comparative Analysis and Text Adaptation

Exam (closed text)

2 hour 30 mins



Comparative Analysis through Independent Study

Coursework (2 texts)

2000-2500 word essay