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English Language and Literature A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

Develop your independence, creativity and maturity with one of our English courses.

Why choose English Language and Literature?

English Language and Literature is a course which will give you a chance to pursue your own creative interests within a clear framework, while developing your analytical skills. Literary texts such as Larkin's poetry and The Great Gatsby will be studied under the theme of The Individual and Society. You will also study Voices in speech and writing, looking at podcasts, blogs, speeches, screenplays, and travelogues. The stimulus material in the anthology is fascinating!

Coursework is part of the course, and the topic will be 'Identities'. You will produce your own creative fiction and non-fiction work and critical commentary, stimulated by texts including 1984 by George Orwell and the articles of journalists such as Caitlin Moran and Charlie Brooker. So, if you are an independent thinker who enjoys analysing how values and attitudes are created in texts and you enjoy producing your own imaginative, creative work, this is the course for you!

"The classroom dynamic is amazing - everyone is as passionate about the subject as you are, and I have never had a bored moment, be it studying Maya Angelou or The Great Gatsby." Oliver Hancock


Entry requirements

What you will need to study English Language and Literature: GCSE grade 6 or B in English Language and GCSE grade 6 or B in English Literature.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

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The closing date for applications is Wednesday 10th January 2018.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017
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