English Language and Literature is a subject that requires students to identify and consider the ways in which attitudes and values are created and conveyed in speech and writing. The focus of study will be the interpretation of written and spoken language, to include poetry, prose and drama as well as a range of non-literary texts. There will also be opportunities for original writing.
Texts studied over the course currently include an anthology of poems from Shakespeare to WW1, King Lear and The Color Purple. There is also a second year genre based coursework unit which involves the study of crime fiction.
A Level English is a pivotal subject which means that most subjects go well with it. Therefore, many careers are open to the English student. However, the most obvious professions are law, journalism, teaching, administration, civil service, banking, the media and creative industries.
6 GCSEs A* – C, including English Language.