How do I #DiscoverTheDifference with English Literature?
English Literature gives you the opportunity to read widely and be creative in all the major literary genres: poetry, prose and drama. It also enables you to develop knowledge and understanding of the key ideas in literature, as well as helping to sharpen your communication skills.
What will I study?
• Modern novels and plays like ‘the Lonely Londoners’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’.
• Classic texts like the poems of Christina Rossetti and Shakespeare’s plays.
• Independent writing and research skills, helping you to develop your own research project and coursework.
What makes English Language & Literature at #H6 different?
• You gain work experience opportunities in publishing and journalism.
• You go on trips around London, including museums and theatres to see the plays we study.
• You have ‘College Talks’ from university lecturers and experts in English.
• You attend residential trips to study the backgrounds of texts and writers
• You attend University 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 Language or English Literature.
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.