English Language and Literature B (2725)

This is our current A-level specification.
For our new specifications see:

AS and A-level English Language and Literature (7706,7707)

This four-unit specification helps students develop their understanding of English Language and Literature as a combined discipline. Students discover how different writers approach similar subjects and consider how language and style are affected by change over time.

The specification enables students to consider the three major literary genres – prose, poetry and drama – and a range of non-literary texts. At A2, they learn to transform an original work into a different genre or sub-genre.

Suitable for a range of students and abilities, the A-level includes a 40% coursework weighting.

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Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


The exams are now only in June due to Changes to A-levels. Please see the coursework themes and texts for 2014/2015.

Codes and references

Qualification type AS and A-level
Specification title English Language and Literature B
Specification code 2725
Certification code 1726 AS
2726 A2
QAN codes 50026434

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