English Language & Literature involves the study and creation of both fiction and non-fiction texts. Designed with a focus on the integration of language and literature, this course will enable students to see how linguistic and literary methods are related. Students will engage creatively and independently with a variety of spoken, written and multi-modal texts.
A minimum of five GCSEs (with two at grade 6, and three at grade 4).
Grade 6 in GCSE English
Language Grade 5 in GCSE English Literature.
After studying this course, students go on to study or work in the following fields:
- Speech therapy
- Creative Writing.
- Imagined worlds – point of view and genre in prose (fantasy novel)
- Poetic voices – the forms and functions of poetic voice (poetry anthology)
- Writing about society – the role of the individual in society, and re-creative writing based on set texts (American Novel)
- Critical commentary – evaluating own writing
- Dramatic encounters – conflict in drama (20th century drama)
- Remembered places – the representation of place (non-fiction anthology, Paris)
- Making connections – investigation on a chosen theme and texts (Independent project using fiction and non-fiction text)
- Methods of language analysis are integrated into the activities
Planned Trips & Guest Speakers
Students attend theatre performances and the Cheltenham and Birmingham Literary Festivals. In addition, depending upon availability we take students to Coughton Court in Warwickshire to hear different speakers.