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English Language and Literature A-Level at Sowerby Bridge High School

Course description

If you love literature, enjoy writing creatively and have an inquisitive mind this is the course for you. A plethora of writers will be studied from Shakespeare to Truman Capote. New and exciting areas of study will open up before you including the study of spoken language.

Coursework involves writing creatively, producing texts for different audiences and purposes and previous students have produced TV scripts, short stories and monologues, to name but a few.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE passes A*-C or equivalent in 3 or more subject areas (including a minimum B grade in English).

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses or equivalent to prepare for higher education in any English course or more general highe education courses.With further training, you could go into a job related to English such as a Teacher, Journalist, or Editor.The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your careers adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sowerby Bridge High School directly.

Last updated date: 22 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year


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    • Sowerby Bridge High School Sixth Form is a vibrant and caring community of 150 students.  Although their interests and abilities vary, they all share our vision to achieve, succeed and believe as well as aim high and realise their potential.  Our aim is to offer the most appropriate curriculum to best meet their needs and career aspirations.  We are particularly proud of the success in placing our pupils in higher education and   employment.  The 2010 Post-16 results are the best in the school’s history and this success continued in to 2011 showing a significant improvement on previous years.  We aim to continue with this high level of achievement.