English Language & Literature
#DiscoverTheDifference with English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature is an exciting course for avid readers and writers, where you get to explore your own writing as well as others’ works.
What will I study?
• A wide range of texts, including spoken word and written non- fiction, literature and drama, focusing on the way readers and speakers make sense of language.
• Novels like Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ and the poems of Christina Rossetti.
• Modern writing in the Voices in Speech and Writing unit:
an anthology of nonfiction texts such as newspaper articles, speeches, interviews and more.
• Skills to improve your own writing in the creative writing coursework unit.
What makes English Language & Literature at #H6 different?
• You gain work experience in publishing and journalism.
• You have ‘College Talks’ from university lecturers and experts in English.
• You go on residential trips to Transylvania on the ‘Trail of Dracula’
• You go on trips around London, including museums and theatres.
• You attend creative writing workshops with working writers in multiple fields
How will I be assessed?
The first year of the A-Level is assessed through:
• Two written examinations (50% each)
The second year of the A-Level course is assessed through:
• Two written examinations (40% each)
• One piece of coursework (20%)
Your teacher will provide on-going feedback throughout the duration of the course.
Five or more GCSE grades 9-5, including a minimum grade 6 in English Literature or English Language.
English is useful for any route you decide to take after college but specifically related to work or study in English, journalism, creative writing, publishing, media, theatre, copywriting and marketing.