Welcome to English

The English learning area is well known for its academic achievements and is a part of the Creative Arts Academy. The department offers a range of exciting experiences and trips to the theatre, cinema, museums and residential study tours. You will be encouraged to enter writing competitions and showcase your abilities through local events and exhibitions. Students also have the option to add the Extended Project Qualification to their academic programme and pursue creative writing interests.

I've done lots of linguistics over the years and all because of Itchen showing me just how cool it is!
- Catherine Webb, former Itchen student (now studying at University of Sydney)
In 2017 English Language, English Literature and English Language & Literature A Level achieved 100% pass rate.

Our Courses

Creative Writing Extended Project Qualification

Level 3

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English Functional Skills

Level 1

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English Language

A Level

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English Language & Literature

A Level

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English Language GCSE

Level 2

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English Literature

A Level

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Student success

Imogen Eyles

Imogen Eyles

Imogen worked hard during her time at the college in her language subjects and achieved excellent results. 

She gained A*AC grades in English Language, Creative Writing and French. 

After taking a gap year to go travelling, Imogen will be going to the Russell Group university of the University of Southampton to study English Language & Literature. 

Talking about her time at the college, she said, 'Itchen was the best college for me.'

Department news

Holocaust Survivor Shares His Testimony

Holocaust survivor Walter Kammerling visited Itchen College on Monday 4 December to give a moving testimony of his experiences as a Jewish teenager in…

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Creative Writing Students Attend Litfest

Some of our Creative Writing A Level students attended the University of Chichester’s annual Litfest open day at their Bognor Regis campus on Friday 16 June.

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English Literature Students Visit Southampton Solent University

On Tuesday 2 May our English Literature students visited Southampton Solent University. They were invited to take part in a workshop called ‘How Literature Can…

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Key personnel

Shaun O'Toole - Head of Faculty for English and Media

Shaun O'Toole

Shaun is a teacher of English Language. He is very proud of his department, and they often run national trips to locations such as the Globe Theatre, The British Library and have visits from university lecturers.