English Language & Literature

Course Overview

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Employability

After studying this course, students go on to study or work in the following fields:

  • Journalism
  • Speech therapy
  • Communications
  • Teaching
  • Creative Writing.
Qualification
Course Guide
Course Outline
  • 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.

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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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