Offering an integrated approach to the study of language and literature, this course, which is highly regarded by all universities (as a facilitating subject) and by employers (as evidence of high level analytical and creative skills), emphasises the development of expertise in writing in a wide variety of genres as well as exposure to a range of literary set texts, making it particularly attractive to students who wish to build on their success in both Subjects at GCSE.
Coursework (20%) Exam (80%)
Standard entry requirements plus grade 5 in GCSE English Language and English Literature and grade 4 Maths.
£30 per year for textbooks plus optional theatre trips.
There are a wide variety of options for students wishing to pursue a career that requires English skills. Some may be interested in roles in journalism, publishing or politics. Other areas to consider are media, marketing and PR, business and teaching. Students may consider direct entry into employment or further training.
A key course for students planning to continue on to university to study subjects including English language and literature, English literature, English studies, law, politics, history, sociology, creative writing, linguistics and teaching. It also provides a strong grounding for those wishing To pursue many other subject areas at degree level.