"Studying English helps to broaden different areas, helping me with analysis and understanding in other subjects' - A Level English Language & Literature student
What will I study? English Language and Literature allows students to study literature and develop their linguistic and creative writing skills. In English Language they will explore significant aspects of phonetics, phonology and prosodics; lexis and semantics; grammar; pragmatics and discourse. In English Literature they will study drama, poetry and prose.
Year 12 and 13
Exploring non-fiction and spoken texts
The Language of poetry and plays
Reading as a writer, writing as a reader
Independent study: analysing and producing texts
What do I need to study the course? GCSE Grade 6 or above in English Language and 5 or above in English Literature
How will I be assessed? Three examinations - 80%. One personal, investigative task linking texts by themes - 20%. This will be internally assessed and externally moderated.
Where will A Level English Language & Literature lead me? Students who have studied this subject at Holy Cross Sixth Form go on to study specifically related degrees such as English Language, English Language and Literature and Linguistics. Having learned excellent communication skills and a good understanding of the way that different people communicate, you could consider a career in sales, the media, law, IT, accountancy, finance, management, human resources, retail and administration.