The course builds on skills successfully developed in both GCSE English subjects. It is an ideal alternative to traditional literature studies, as it combines the study of language and literature. The course covers a variety of assessment styles used, such as re-creative writing, commentary writing, discursive essays and research-based investigative writing, allows students to develop a wide range of skills. These include the ability to read critically, analyse, evaluate and undertake independent research, which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.
The course covers a variety of enjoyable, non-fiction and literary texts from a range of genres and time periods, as well as a focus on the spoken word. The texts offer an opportunity to read critically, analyse, evaluate and undertake independent research, which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.
- Imagined Worlds
- Poetic Voices
- Remembered Places
- Re-creative Writing
- Critical commentary
Similar areas are covered at A-level with the addition of
- Writing about Society
- Dramatic Encounters
- Making Connections
Minimum grade 6 in both GCSE English Language and English Literature. It is also important to have very good written communication skills.
With this qualification, students could choose to study English, Law, Journalism, Social Care, Media, Film or a B. Ed. For teaching in the primary or secondary phases. These degrees may lead to careers in teaching, law, journalism, the media and film industries and social care.