There are two separate A Levels offered by the English Department: English Language and English Literature.
There are many transferable and desirable skills taught as part of the A Level English A Level course. The specification explores the study of English Language both as a medium of communication and as a topic in its own right, with an emphasis on the ability of students to pursue lines of enquiry, debate different views, and work independently to research aspects of language in use. Language is seen as a creative tool for expression and social connection, as well as for individual cognition which means that there is also scope for students to pursue their own independent lines of enquiry and topics for writing, with support from their teachers, in the non-exam assessment.
The A level consists of two exams and two pieces of coursework.
There will be opportunities to take part in Study Workshops at local Universities.
English Language students are encouraged to purchase their own core text book, so that they can be annotated for examination preparation.
English Language A Level is often studied in conjunction with other Arts-based subjects or Social Sciences. Popular combinations include: Sociology, Psychology, Media, English Literature, and History.
English Language can be studied at degree level and can lead to careers in journalism, the media and law.
This course would appeal to you if: