English Language and Literature

Course Overview

English Language and Literature is a course through which you can combine your enjoyment of literature with exploration of some of the linguistic ideas that can be applied to texts, such as the ways writers and speakers use voice to create different levels of meaning. The course is interesting and diverse, with set literary texts but also plenty of opportunity for you to explore your own interests and ideas. You will also be able to develop your creative writing talent by producing two pieces of original writing.

Entry Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 GCSEs, 2 at grade B and 3 at grade C including GCSE English or English Language and English Literature.
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  • Students wishing to enrol on more than one A Level English course must achieve a grade B in GCSE English Language and a grade B in GCSE English Literature.
  • You must be prepared to read widely, write essays and conduct independent work in your own time, such as collecting your own texts or gathering data for personal investigation.
Employability

The study of English will equip you with the tools and skills needed for many different areas of work. Careers directly relevant to English include publishing, teaching, journalism and writing; however our students have used their study of the subject as a springboard for entry into professions such as law, accountancy, speech and language therapy, public sector work and retail management. Studying the subject will increase your confidence in areas that will help you in employment such as expressing opinion confidently, being able to see the key ideas in written material and presenting to small and large groups of people.

Qualification
Course Outline

English Language and Literature is a course through which you can combine your enjoyment of literature with exploration of some of the linguistic ideas that can be applied to texts, such as the ways writers and speakers use voice to create different levels of meaning. The course is interesting and diverse, with set literary texts but also plenty of opportunity for you to explore your own interests and ideas. You will also be able to develop your creative writing talent by producing two pieces of original writing.

Saira Hussain

"Studying English Language and Literature has been great so far, as it is something that I am passionate about. The course has helped me to develop my terminology and communication skills, which I can apply to my work. After college I hope to do a English degree, as it is interesting to learn"

Saira Hussain

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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