Courses: English Language and English Literature
This course encourages students to be inspired and challenged by reading a range of literature, both historical and current. Students explore different themes and ideas in the texts below and then answer questions on each in the exams.
This qualification consists of two externally-examined papers.
Students will explore issues surrounding social injustice.
Students will compare 2 of the poems they have studied about power and conflict.
Students compare the ideas and methods used in two poems connected by a theme.
Students will develop their analytical, inference and core writing skills. Students read a range of non-fiction and fiction texts. They will analyse, evaluate and compare the use of language and structure in a text before completing their own pieces of creative and transactional writing.
This qualification consists of two externally-examined papers and one non-examined assessment where students will prepare and deliver a presentation, respond to questions and feedback.
GCSE English Language and/or Literature is a major requirement of many employers and post 16 courses. There is a real emphasis placed on students achieving at least one of these qualifications with at least a standard pass (Grade 4 or higher). Students can progress to study A Levels in English/Literature.
Examples of future careers include: Media, Journalism, Teaching and Publishing.