Are you the sort of person who loves to read? On the bus, in the back garden, curled up in bed – the sort of person who takes a book or e-reader everywhere? The ethos of this course is to explore literature - poetry, prose and drama – and your wider reading is as important as studying the texts set by the exam board. You will get the most out of this course if you enjoy talking about writers’ ideas and techniques, are open to studying pre-1900 texts, and have an interest in creative writing.
You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C or above in academic subjects, including maths, and you will need to have achieved grade B in GCSE English.
Delivery and Assessment
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and exams.
English is respected by many employers and can lead to some great career opportunities in Journalism, Teaching, Publishing, Media, Marketing and the Creative Arts. You may wish to progress to a degree in English Literature or Creative Writing but the skills you develop will be equally transferable to History, Law, Modern Languages, Education, journalism and Media or Film Studies.