English Language & Literature
This is a good course for those who wish to combine their understanding of language and literature, and study a broad range of topics which will prepare them for higher education or employment.
This course is for you if...
...you want to combine your study of language and literature.
…you want to develop your skills in writing for a variety of audiences and purposes.
...you want to explore how writers and speakers tell stories, dramatise conflict and voice their experiences.
...you are looking for an A Level that will give you transferable communication skills that will help almost any other course or career.
This course is part of our Creative Arts Academy.
Any course which is part of our Creative Arts Academy or courses such as Law, History, Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Business and Modern Languages will combine well with this course.
What topics will I study?
This course combines aspects of the English Language and English Literature courses to study a range of texts and topics.
You will study travel writing and speech; imagined worlds in fiction; the poetic voice; conflict in drama and re-creative approaches to literary texts.
By the end of this course you will have undertaken a research essay comparing literary and non-literary texts.
What can I do after this course?
By choosing an English A Level, you will develop easily transferable communication skills that are very desirable for most careers and higher education courses.
English graduates enter a very wide range of careers in the media, public relations, advertising, marketing, publishing, library and information services and teaching.